Military Essays


Political Structures in the Sui, Tang, and Song Dynasties

Jian assumed leadership in the northern region of China. A military general and Emperor Wudi's chief advisor, Jian married the Emperor's daughter and orchestrated his ascent to the position of regent on his own son's (the grandson of Emperor Wudi's) behalf. Claiming the "Mandate of Heaven" for himself in the year 581 C.E., Jian began unifying China, assimilating numerous weak southern states through clever propaganda, land and river campaigns, and the support of Buddhists. Thus, he became the sole sovereign of a united China -- a feat that hadn't been accomplished in so many centuries -- under the name… Continue Reading...

Ethics and Corporate Responsibility

Nigeria declared that disturbing the process of oil production constituted treason. Chevron Corporation had a more than 100-strong military base situated at their Delta State facility of Escravos. In the year 1999, when Ikiyan leaders came forward to reach a deal with the company's soldiers, who had already started attacking a number of their villages, the soldiers began shooting at them, and ended up claiming sixty-two lives, including that of a girl aged seven. PharmaCARE's case is similar to that of Chevron in that both committed acts that undermined human rights and had a negative effect on land use.… Continue Reading...

Analysis Of Murderers Alex and Derek King

point -- some life circumstance or event like marriage, a stable, respectable job, or a military post, which transformed them from delinquents to responsible, law-abiding citizens. military service brought discipline and structure into the boys' lives. Matrimony and employment brought stability as well as a need to follow the straight course if they wished to sustain their marriage and employment. The significance of the age-graded model is its integration of psychological inclinations and effect of family, jobs and other social factors on crime. This socio-psychological criminology approach encompasses a few of the greatest characteristics of strictly sociological and psychological… Continue Reading...

Karen Refugees Of America

(later named Myanmar) later gained independence in 1947, the country suffered through military dictatorship (since 1962) as well as the start of the Karen Civil War (1964). The Karen people's first leader, J.D. Law provided the foundation from which the Karen struggle against the Burmese government formed (Ooi, 2004). The Karen struggle has been a source of interest outside of Myanmar and Thailand. Especially with the introduction of Karen refugees into the United States. One article notes the frequency of war trauma, torture and mental health distress among the Karen refugee population screen while entering the United States. "Frequencies… Continue Reading...

Logical Model for Counterterrorism in Africa

order to effectively neutralize the Boko Haram in Nigeria, I suggest a combination of strategies including the use of military force combined with education and economic empowerment programs. The Nigerian authorities need to incorporate partnerships and conduct a host of operations mentioned above within the Boko Haram strongholds. This model describes the aims and contribution of the various stakeholders. The implementation of such a model, collectively, will enable the authorities to undermine the strengths of Boko Haram on economic, psychological and military front (Siollun, 2015). Although the military alone cannot stop the insurgency, it has a critical role to… Continue Reading...

Sacagawea Discovery Of American Territories

Meanwhile, the president Roosevelt ordered Meriwether Lewis, his secretary, to head the Discovery Expedition, Lewis formal military as a subordinate, and William Clark as the co-captain. After several months of planning for the expedition, Clark, Lewis and other group reached the Hidatsa-Mandan village, which was 60 miles to the northwest of the place presently identified as Bismarck, South Dakota in November 1804 where Sacagawea was residing. At the time, Sacagawea was 6 months pregnant. Their encounter with Sacagawea was a chance because they recognized Sacagawea's language skills as the potential values to the expeditions. When Sacagawea joined the expedition,… Continue Reading...

Klemperers Diaries and National Socialism

personally betrayed, like many Jews of his status and class. "In the war I was subject to military law, but subject to law nevertheless; now I am at the mercy of an arbitrary power."[footnoteRef:10] The terrifying thing, Klemperer noted, about the Nazis was the swiftness with which they were able to enforce an arbitrary ideology of racism and the pervasive nature of their influence. "In a pharmacy toothpaste with a swastika. A mood of fear such as must have existed in France under the Jacobins. No one fears for their lives yet -- but for bread and freedom."[footnoteRef:11] Klemperer… Continue Reading...

Blood Of Tyrants George Washington and the Forging Of the Presidency

These include the letters of George Washington discussing torture, a description from a witness of the military court of law that undertook the execution of Major Andre, and letters of the nation's founders, cautioning against government debt (Beirne 376). All these evidences together with Beirne's style of writing that makes such historical events come to life make the interpretation significantly resounding. The author did include enough and sufficient evidence to prove his thesis as he utilizes both secondary data and primary data from George Washington himself such as his letters (Beirne 161). What is more, the argument presented throughout… Continue Reading...

What the Sistine Chapel Ceiling Represents

and the geopolitical turmoil happening in Italy. Pope Julius II exercised his power at the head of a military faction that was determined to unite the different provinces of Italy. Julius's successes prompted displays of artistic triumph -- and the Sistine Chapel was one such display. The rebuilding of St. Peter's Basilica was underway (started in 1506) and the Vatican was demonstrating its glory -- reflecting its earthly power in the structures used to symbolically represent its spiritual authority ("Sistine Chapel Ceiling"). The chapel's walls had been painted decades earlier under the previous pope. On the one side was… Continue Reading...

Why My Future in the Energy Industry Is Bright

reliance on the energy business for the foreseeable future. From space exploration and military technology to utilities and essential services, quality energy sourcing, processing, generation, and distribution are all crucial to life on earth. Furthermore, the world's population is growing at an alarming rate, necessitating new products, services, and innovations to fit growing energy needs. The industry's ability to adapt to change, mitigate risks, and manage market forces makes it certain that my future in the energy field is a bright one. Granted, a "massive transformation" is predicted for the future of the energy industry due to the boom… Continue Reading...

Aboriginal Perspective and the Secret River

develops, and the way in which the government sent a military regiment to punish aboriginals who took one of the settlers; Spiders', crop. The core element of the cultural clashes between the settlers and the aboriginal people is the claiming and use of the land. The western culture of ownership did not exist within the Aboriginal nation. Within the aboriginal culture land has a completely different meaning, it has a life of its own, and rather than belonging to people, people belong to the land with a spiritual, social and physical connection to that land (Clarke, 2014). A key… Continue Reading...

Germany and the Holocaust

which the Reich stamped its image, its goals, its mind on average Germans for years -- via military displays, banners, propaganda, speeches, and more. Browning argues that the average German under the Reich was essentially forced into adopting the aims of the Reich just as much as Jews were forced into concentration camps. The same mechanism that put Jews into camps also put Germans into the military and made them stand in line and follow orders, argues Browning. The argument is not without its merits. It would help to explain how a mechanism like the Holocaust could get under… Continue Reading...

Florida Congressmen

terrorism lawsuits) Yes: U.S. Senate Joint resolution (support sale of military equipment to Saudi Arabia) No: SB 3100 (removes federal funding from "sanctuary cities") No: SB 2193 (increases penalties for illegal reentry into the country) Marco Rubio Republican Yes: SB 2040 (override the veto of legislation allowing terrorism lawsuits) Yes: Joint Resolution 39 (supporting the sale of military equipment to Saudi Arabia) Yes: SB 3100 (remove federal funding from sanctuary cities) Yes: SB 2193 (increase penalties for illegal reentry into the country) According to Rep. Gus Bilirakis' Web site, the rationale in support of the congressman's support of HB 5931… Continue Reading...

The Things They Carried by Tim O’brien

Vietnam War? Was the enemy not as equipped and strong as the American military? In his story, O'Brien makes a case for a greater commendation of the brave men of the American force for their heroic feats during the war. Is O'Brien also of the opinion that the courageous acts of the soldiers should be the main point of interest? The conditions in which O'Brien and his fellow brothers-in-arms in Vietnam lived and the little regard for human life are the most evident themes in the story. A Working Class War The book's title is in agreement with one… Continue Reading...

East Asian History Questions

conflict between the feudal masterservant relationship, on which the bakufu [ military government] itself was based, and the bakufu's position as the unifying political authority [of Tokugawa Japan]." As Maruyama Masao explains it, the act of vengeance, the killing of Yoshinaka, was a symbolic gesture as much as it was a political one. "The incident implied a direct conflict between the feudal master-servant relationship, on which the bakufu itself was based, and the bakufu's position as the unifying political authority," (Masao 72). The master-servant relationship and the feudal social hierarchies were embedded in Confucian doctrine, which meant that subverting the… Continue Reading...

Mathematics Assessment

economics, commerce and business modelling, as well as systems for military weapons. Due to the widespread of its use, it was noted that students in the U.S. were beginning to perform a little worse in mathematics than children from other countries worldwide. Mathematical knowledge among citizens was considered a very important factor for a country to be a leading world power. Assessment activities have been a continuing focus of academic research for more than twenty-five years. In that period, there have been new tools developed. In addition, the curriculum has shifted its focus to the results of learning. The… Continue Reading...

Supply Chain Management and Logistics

A comparative study of logistic operation in the military vs. commercial organization The past two decades have witnessed drastic transformations in civilian as well as military logistical settings. The commercial sector has been transformed by mass retailing, technological advancements, deregulation impacts, supply chains, etc. which have posed challenges to the commercial logistical setting. Simultaneously, military logisticians saw the Cold War era and associated strategies, a whole new kind of enemy, evolving military employees and sustained combat maneuvers within Third-World settings (Rutner, Aviles & Cox, 2012). Both groups have encountered tough choices, in addition to being pressured… Continue Reading...

Eye in the Sky Film

ever more threatening project on the numerous laptop screens of the grim faces of military, political officials in the United Kingdom, on a small cell phone in Africa, and the attack base located in Nevada. These small devices are capable of flying under the radar and entering into private homes to find out the inhabitants' hiding places. Although interesting to watch at the outset, they gradually become menacing on realizing that they will -- onscreen and off-screen - result in the watchers targeting humans. We watch both the politicians plus soldiers in the United Kingdom and the U.S. getting… Continue Reading...

Government’s Right to Spy

knowing the details of the ongoing sensitive intelligence and military activities. However, in their capacity as voters, they have a right to know what the U.S. government thinks and what they are permitted to do. This puts them in a better position to either ratify or reject decisions made on their behalf by the elected officials. In a nut shell, Americans acknowledge that intelligence will at some point be forced to conduct secrete operations. However, they don't believe that the agencies ought to rely on secrete laws. It is amazing that the Americans learned that Section 215 of the… Continue Reading...

Drone Strikes and Politics in Movies

a counterterrorism tactic "is moved more by legal principles than by military effectiveness," (Kreps and Wallace). Given the ways drones can be reframed as legally problematic, and given the impact of public attitudes on counterterrorism strategies in general, it is possible that films like Eye in the Sky could lead to shifts in policy towards drones. Drones have been discussed as a reconfiguration of violence toward a video gaming model, in that drones confer "visual superpower," (Maurer 1). Drones enable targeted man hunting on a scale never before possible in military history. Drone warfare is based on the principle… Continue Reading...

Killing Consensus About Sao Paolo and Violence

see the situation honestly from all sides. Police, whether the "beat" cops who are military and relatively low social status, but know the ins and outs of the streets, or the Detectives, the political police, are bound by social codes that prevent speaking out, making any public or political statements, partly because both sides are dangerous. It is dangerous for the police to speak out, at the very least to your career, but many do so under false names on a blog. No one is innocent. If the police crack down on the PCC, then the police have too much… Continue Reading...

Writing Both Fiction and Nonfiction Reflection

every aspect of the characters' lives. If one character is a military officer, the author needs to interview military officers to get an idea of what they go through, what their thought processes are, and how they think and feel about the issues impacting their daily lives. The same is true for the setting or context of a story. A writer cannot simply decide to set a novel in the 1960s or in the 1560s without researching what life was like in those eras. A writer who does not do research will end up with serious anachronisms and potential… Continue Reading...

African Slave Trade

particular communities on the continent through several layers of partnerships strategically created with natives, rather than through military strength. African currency's gradual devaluation attained by introducing European currency in the form of copper coins, Gatling guns and repeating rifles paved the path for Europeans' subsequent domination over Africa (Ehret, 2002). Europeans' transatlantic slave business was the very first time in human history that people were actually utilized as ships' 'cargo'; it bore the comparison of various worldwide commercial networks. Unlike other goods that guide cross-cultural communication and trade, slaves were actual humans, implying they were vulnerable to distress and… Continue Reading...

A Concise Analysis Of Financial Performance Of Companies

when portfolios commonly excluded stocks in such controversial sectors as tobacco, alcohol, military, gambling, and firearms. According to Kacperczyk and Hong (2009), values-driven segments lead to inexpensive controversial stocks, with better anticipated returns. This kind of stockholder conduct gives rise to market inefficiency if sin stocks get traded at values lying below their basic values. The researchers also discovered that greater abnormal rate of return in the form of compensation for out-of-market risks was linked to increased litigation risk. Positive deferential between anticipated and real earnings in case of sin sector firms is improbable. Therefore, sin-connected impacts are fairly… Continue Reading...

Behn’s Oroonoko and Its Character Symbolization

her indifferent attitude when it comes to indigenous populations greatly resembles the comfort sought by her from African military groups' assistance of English slave traders in slave acquisition. The argument doesn't revolve around resistance to the practice of slavery. Both African and English leaders' rights are jeopardized. Coromantien's aristocrats, Oroonoko, and his grandfather are caught up in the colonial slavery practice, though it may be reasonable to presume that the prince was unaware of or had very scant knowledge with regard to the slavery practices outside his continent: the only slavery he knew was the traditional African slavery he… Continue Reading...

Role Of Confucianism in Art in China

red, whose spears are about to kill the bear. Their military "valor" and their court patronage would have been integral themes in Confucian art (Kleiner, 2016a, p. 1057). The King appears to the right side of the painting, and he is also attended by several figures to his right. The Confucian worldview suggests that the king or patriarch is at the top of the social order. Lady Feng respects this social hierarchy by being willing to die in order to protect the king. Her action also indicates selflessness, the willingness to sacrifice one's own interests to serve the greater… Continue Reading...

Cross Cultural Impact Of China on Vietnam Today

helped to forge a sense of nationalism separate and distinct from China based on isolated military victories. In this regard, the author reports that, "Nationalism or proto-nationalism did not stimulate Vietnamese historians so much as a gravely treasured sense of cultural discrepancies between China and Vietnam" (p. 21). Other cultural divergences also contributed to this sense of distinction from the Chinese, but these were met with some degree of concern by Vietnamese authorities who feared that the utility of the Chinese influence would be lost as these distinctions grew more pronounced. According to the author, "Some of these cultural… Continue Reading...

Vietnamese History Throughout the Centuries

such as income disparity and class conflict. He sees military advancement but also the terrible weapons of mass destruction. The Colonial era had imposed French culture on top of Vietnamese culture. In old Vietnamese culture, however, there was no middle class; now in the big cities there is a middle class that needs to understand the traditions. Young people have western customs. There is more gender mixing, young couples live on their own, they can hold hands in public, people drive cars, women are liberated and wear bathing suits. Love marriage is replacing the old patriarchal system. Luxury goods… Continue Reading...

Observing and Reporting Surroundings at a Va Medical Center

are elderly, ranging in apparent age from age 60 years and over. The volunteer services offices are decorated with military and veteran-themed posters, a few plants and magazines and some seedy office furniture and equipment that were in need of replacement. The assignments received during my 4-hour shift as a volunteer included pushing veterans in wheelchairs from one point in the large facility to another and performing some routine filing duties in the administrative office. Although volunteers at the VAMC are unpaid, they receive a free lunch at the snack bar and the clear gratitude of staff members, veterans… Continue Reading...

Islam and the Turkish State

religion and attitudes towards the West. While Turkey's big cities looked westward, its military aligned with NATO, and is politicians dreamed of the European Union, most of Turkey remains rural, conservative and religious (Taspinar, 2012). The tension also manifests in the situation with the Kurdish minority. Kurds in general are highly religious and rural, and the Turkish government has oppressed that group, leading to open rebellion among Kurds. The struggles that the Kurds have taken on an ethnic component, of course, but they also reflect the idea that the tensions between Islam and the Republic of Turkey are not… Continue Reading...

The Grand Chessboard Book Analysis

no rival in the international system based on its superior economic and military powers. However, a critical issue still remains with reference to the U.S. global strategy and its exceptional position in the international system. Zbigniew Brzezinski has been able to address this issue in his path-breaking and an incisive book titled "The Grand Chessboard." (Brzezinski, 1998 p 1). Brzezinski analyzes the American provocative and bold geostrategic vision in the 21st century, and its supremacy on the Eurasian landmass. Brzezinski, (1998) pointed out that Eurasia was the center of world power five-century ago, and during this period, Eurasia dominated… Continue Reading...

International Law on Overt and Covert Interventions

state actors except where the security council authorizes the use of military force to restore the international peace or where a state uses the force as a self-defence. In the international arena, nation states have been found using the overt and covert method to exercise military interventions against other states. However, a self-defense is one of the major factors that provokes a state to exert the overt and covert interventions against other states. The objective of this essay is to investigate the aspect of international law that applies to overt and covert interventions in the international relations. Overview of… Continue Reading...

Diplomatic Security Special Agent

was flying home. I served in the army of the United States military for four years, during which time I grew well accustomed to life outside of that as a regular civilian. That experience is the primary motivation I have for joining the Foreign Service, and to become a Diplomatic Security Special Agent in particular. Other soldiers I served with who enjoyed their duties were partial to the camaraderie and sense of togetherness which pervades the armed forces, particularly during overseas deployments. Although I appreciated the solidarity found in most of the regiments I served in, I always took a… Continue Reading...

Should the Government Ban Assault Rifles

in schools and other public arenas is connected to military type assault rifles and hidden handguns, carrying large amounts of ammunition magazines. These artilleries of war are modeled to cause overwhelming damage within short periods without reloading (Rosenthal, 2016). There is an upcoming logical debate to convince the government to ban these artilleries among the public. A large number of Americans prefer banning "assault weapons"; the same case applies to the majority of students who strongly support criminalizing the possession, receipt, transfer and manufacture of assault weapons. The congress of 1994 permitted the assault weapons ban. It expired in… Continue Reading...

Social Shift from Religion to Spirituality

or religious practice; e.g., company's boardrooms, university auditoriums, training centers, military programs, and government offices, in which New Age-inspired initiatives are attempting at transforming the thought processes of consumers to make them more inventive and improved individuals. The combination of spirituality, business productivity increase and self-improvement would promote the growth of a lucrative industry and institute the organizational spirituality movement. The SBNR approach swiftly changed from describing an existential meaning-creation approach to a conveniently-commoditized lifestyle and identity signature (Drescher). All the above-mentioned factors -- demographics, politics, and secularization -- drive and organize the analysis undertaken in this paper. One… Continue Reading...

Muslim Americans and the Impact Of September 11th

soon thereafter and the total war-like takeover of immigration policy by the police-state, security-state, and military complex was complete. The main driver of these policies has been the neo-conservative establishment in politics led by men like John Bolton and William Kristol, whose behind-the-scenes work has promoted war in the Middle East and heightened surveillance and security of the homeland. Anti-Muslim immigration policy has been foisted on the American public as part of the planned-hysteria needed to support the wars in the Middle East, which have favored to a large extent the aims of Greater Israel.[footnoteRef:17] [17: John Davis. Presidential… Continue Reading...

Analysis Of Honolulu International Airport

HNL on July 1, 1999. Kalaeloa is also an alternate landing site for military and commercial airlines and is used on a daily basis by the Coast Guard. Dillingham Field is a specialized general aviation airport used primarily by gliders and parachutists. Major improvements are in the works for Hawaii's busiest airport, Honolulu International, which brings millions of visitors to the islands each year and serves as a major hub that links the United States mainland with Asia and destinations beyond. These needed airport improvements will not only enhance the traveler experience and improve efficiency and safety, but also… Continue Reading...

Victims Of the Holocaust

the war years were most depressing for me. Not the planned military deceptions, which are as much part of the strategy as anything else, but deceptions in interpersonal relationships (1-2).[footnoteRef:1] [1: Milacc, M. M. Resistance, imprisonment & forced labor: A Slovene student in World War II. New York: P. Lang, 2002.] This was an excellent representation of those that suffered that were not part of the main characters of World War II. While many Jewish people were brutally killed and tortured and made most of the atrocities committed in World War II, other people endured violence and torture as… Continue Reading...

How Confucianism Impacted China

part of authorities in their regions. However, the emperor ruled from the top of the hierarchy and commanded the military -- and when rebellion occurred, which was not looked kindly upon in China during this era (especially considering the importance that Confucianism placed on fidelity and devotion to one's father/leader), the response was swift and the reaction violent. For instance the Rebellion of the Seven States in the second century BC led to the reduction of the power of the nobles throughout the land. Emperor Wu who followed this rebellion helped to ensure that such would not happen again… Continue Reading...

Platos Myth Of the Cave and Technology Today

from telecommunication and banking to customer service, air traffic control, airport management, health care, transport, military, manufacturing, agriculture, and so forth. Even everyday household appliances are controlled by computerised applications and processes, such as microwaves, dishwashers, laundry machines, television sets, and home theatres. Computers certainly have made our lives easier. Every day processes are now automated, reducing the time, effort, and cost needed to accomplish those tasks. But have computers blinded us from the underlying dangers? Nicholas Carr is one of the most ardent critics of human dependence on computers. He argues that overdependence on computers has increasingly diminished… Continue Reading...

Pnac the Osp and Iraqs Wmds

entitled "Rebuilding America's Defenses," which identified the possibility of a "new Pearl Harbor" serving as a catalyst for "American military preeminence."[footnoteRef:5] [2: David Logan, "Known knowns, known unknowns, unknown unknowns and the propagation of scientific enquiry," Journal of Experimental Botany, vol. 60, no. 3 (March 2009), 712. https://academic.oup.com/jxb/article/60/3/712/453685/Known-knowns-known-unknowns-unknown-unknowns-and] [3: David Rose, "Neo Culpa," Vanity Fair (December 2006) http://www.vanityfair.com/news/2006/12/neocons200612] [4: William Kristol, Robert Kagan, "Bombing Iraq Isn't Enough," The New York Times, 30 Jan 1998. http://www.nytimes.com/1998/01/30/opinion/bombing-iraq-isn-t-enough.html] [5: Donald Kagan, Gary Schmitt, Thomas Donnelly, Rebuilding America's Defenses (DC: Project for the New American Century, 2000), 54.] Kristol, Perle and others of… Continue Reading...

Chesapeake Middle Colonies Georgia and the Carolinas

in America was that of Georgia. This settlement was unique in that: 1. It offered a military bulwark safeguarding the Carolinas from the Spain-controlled Floridian state, and 2. It was a societal experiment which gathered migrants belonging to different religious and ethnic backgrounds. A large number of residents of Georgia were defaulters, exiles, or 'depressed wretches' that constituted the worthy poor. Georgia was intended to offer London's poor a haven. It served as an effective bulwark against the Floridian state, but was unsuccessful in its attempts to become a "commoner's utopia". At first, economic equity was upheld by restricting landholdings… Continue Reading...

Boko Haram and Diffusion Of Innovation

127 Gilli, A. & Gilli, M. (2014). The Spread of military Innovations: Adoption Capacity Theory, Tactical Incentives, and the Case of Suicide Terrorism. Security Studies, 23:513 -- 547. Osumah, O. (2013). Boko Haram insurgency in Northern Nigeria and the vicious cycle of internal insecurity. Small Wars and Insurgencies 24(3): 536-560. White, H. & Sabarwal, S. (2014). Quasi-experimental design and methods. UNICEF. Retrieved online: https://www.unicef-irc.org/publications/pdf/brief_8_quasi-experimental%20design_eng.pdf Continue Reading...

Application for Medicine Studies Motivational

hospital-based doctor, a general practitioner, a prison doctor, or a military doctor. This further makes medicine an exciting field for me. An even more interesting aspect about medicine is that one never stops doing what they trained for as they move up the professional ladder. In most fields, one's work is increasingly restricted to paperwork as they climb the career ladder. For instance, when one becomes a manager, they leave much of the hands-on work to their juniors. With medicine, it is quite different as hands-on work is involved in virtually every level of seniority. As a person, fond… Continue Reading...

African Terrorism and Boko Haram

terrorist organization using destruction of public infrastructure as a military tactic, Boko Haram undermines the very causes it seeks to uphold: the economic uplifting of the people. Using these theoretical frameworks, the research will identify some of the causes of Boko Haram with the goal of identifying the most sensible solutions. Quasi-Experimental Research Design A quasi-experimental research design is experimental and tests a causal hypothesis, but lacks the strict controls of random assignment (Trochim, 2006). With the dependent variable as an economic equation, it is possible to conduct a quasi-experimental design in which the effects of Boko Haram on… Continue Reading...

Need for Strong Moral Character in Criminal Justice System Participants

personnel with work experiences or hailing from backgrounds needing superior degrees of trust in authority figures (for instance, military personnel) might prove helpful in employing individuals prepared for higher self-legitimacy levels (Wolfe & Nix, 2015). 2. Provide strategies for creating accountability in the area of ethical training and action. The absence of procedures in place for accountability and transparency indicates significant organization costs, as the interests of "insider" agents revolve around pursuing personal aims -- chiefly, income and career growth, and smooth case processing -- instead of revolving around trying to meet citizens' aims and respecting their values (Lacey,… Continue Reading...

Constructivism Theory in International Politics

the theory is rationalism. According to the constructivist perspectives, military power, international institutions, domestic preferences and trade relations are not important in the international politics since they have social meaning. Constructivists also believe that power relations among states should be a mixture of norms, ideas, and believe to understand the dynamic state behaviors. For example, nuclear arsenal between China and the United Kingdom may be comparatively destructive, however, the United States will translate different meaning to this nuclear armament. In the international relations, China acts on the realist assumption and do not act on the objective structure of international… Continue Reading...

Us Military Performance Against British in War Of 1812

United States military Performance Against the British in the War of 1812 In June 1812, the U.S. declared a war against the British and their North American allies. The war, according to Smith, was motivated by America's quest to take control of Britain's North American territories, Britain's punitive trade policy, Britain's support for Native Americans, and the forced enrolment of American sailors into the British navy. As a young nation, the U.S. was eager to safeguard its newly acquired independence. Commonly known as… Continue Reading...

Ethnic Self Identity

over sixty years since its beginning. They have been fighting the military regime for secession and their rights. Figures also show that over 70 000 refugees of Thai origin; most of whom are Karen have been resettled in countries abroad including America, Australia and Canada between 2005 and 2011(Moonieinda, 2011). Racial and Ethnic Identity Development Ethnic and racial identity developments constitute an essential component of one's self and collective identity. In some cases, such as that of the Karen, in which ethnic minority is clearly and legally defined, their consciousness of such facts is more conspicuously defined than others.… Continue Reading...

Athens and Sparta

kind of infantry wherein individual warriors held great pikes as weapons, ensured his army was equipped with highly advanced military innovations (MAG). What were the pillars of Philip II's military strategy and strength? The Macedonian army is cited as an example of one of the world's best-prepared and most feared army ever. military transformations such as full-time army occupation ensured Macedonia's army became all powerful. All-day army work, occasionally witnessed in Asia Minor and Greece in that era, proved to be amazing and alarming (to enemies) during war. The Greek phalanx and other novel strategies were devised and adopted,… Continue Reading...

The Peloponnesian War

Slayers), its remaining volumes (2-8) concentrate strictly on the War and nothing else. Though Thucydides' book focuses on the war's military facets, the events are employed as a channel to broach many other War-related subjects. A number of passages in the book describe, in particular, the war's culturally and socially degenerative impacts on mankind. Thucydides' book puts much emphasis on Greeks' lawlessness and atrocities perpetrated against one another in war's name. The Melian dialogue and other such events described in the book are early examples of power politics or real politik (Thucydides). Causes of the War Following the Athens-Corcyra pact… Continue Reading...

Confucian Virtues and Gender

in modern examples is the ability for females to serve in the military. There are certain biological constraints among the genders that pertain to the majority of the sexes. Yet, at the same time, some individuals are able to overcome any biological disadvantages that may be present and can compete on a level playing field with any gender identification. Therefore, it is argued that such individuals should be given the opportunity to be considered for any position, regardless of gender, if they are capable of completing the work. Furthermore, whereas there may be biological tendencies between the genders that… Continue Reading...

Security Leader in a Military Organization

Snell & Konopaske, 2016). Leadership ability is particularly important in military organizations. The security environment has become ever more challenging, warranting even more effective leadership (Laver, 2008). military organizations now grapple with challenges such as craftier enemies, international terrorism, increased incidence of natural disasters, and reduced budgetary allocations. Internally, military organizations face challenges relating to issues such as personnel motivation and retention, capacity building, and veteran welfare. Yet, military organizations must constantly ensure national security. Navigating the increasingly complex security environment requires military leaders to have certain qualities. This paper discusses these qualities. Attention is particularly paid to situational… Continue Reading...

Education, Military, and Governments in Ancient Greece

Greece. Athens was known for its undying focus on infrastructural development while Sparta had an unmatched military prowess. As such, Sparta was the most powerful Greek state. Although the two states are very close geographically, they do have contrasting lifestyles, governance structures, military strength and economic systems (Internet Ancient History Sourcebook: Greece. 1998). Government Unlike Athens, which was a democracy government, Sparta was an Oligarchy system of government. This means the state was ruled by a few individuals. Two kings acted as leaders who were accompanied by five Ephors. The Kings passed on their crowns to their sons. The… Continue Reading...

Supreme Court Second Amendment Case

clause of this amendment. Furthermore, "militia" should not be limited to individuals serving in the military since it refers to all able-bodied men with the ability to be called into military service. Consequently, Justice Scalia stated that restricting the right to bear arms to individuals in a governed military force is to promote a state-sponsored force that the Second Amendment seeks to prevent. At the time of writing, the operative clause of this amendment meant that every individual is granted the right to bear and carry arms in case of confrontation. This essentially means that prohibiting handguns including an… Continue Reading...

Non Credit Programs on Workforce Education

of vocational education (Cortez, Fischthal, & Luedke, 2016). 2. On the Job Training for Government Staff ( military and /Civilians) Investments in adult education for employees in the military and in programming for civil servants were made by the federal government in the 1960s. Adult education programs all over the United States had copies of the program apparatus (materials, assessments, and methods) distributed to them for copying. Service men and women were also assisted to acquire high school credentials by the Department of Defence through the formation of general adult secondary education programs. 3. Exclusions from Adult Education Despite millions of… Continue Reading...

Norway, England, Wales, and the United States

Directorate. Above this agency is the Ministry of Justice and Public Security Police officers (except military police) are generalized and decentralized. Meaning, they have no sector or geographical limitations regarding their powers. The government agency for corrections in Norway is the Norwegian Correctional Service. Governed by the Norwegian Ministry of Justice and Public Security, it governs the Eastern, Southern, Southwestern, Western, and Northern Regions. Kripos or the National Criminal Investigation Service, is a special agency belonging to the Norwegian Police Service. Bryn within Oslo, serves as the base location. References Barton, A., & Johns, N. (2013). The policy-making process in… Continue Reading...

The Right Fight by Chris Lynch Book Review

four installments where each one is about a different man that joins the military after being in baseball. This book, of course, focuses on Roman and his time with the tank units of North Africa's theater during World War II. The book is fiction but it centers on very real events and some of the quotes and themes from the book lay that bare. The obvious theme of the book is to fight for what one believes in, the "right fight". However, not every soldier wanted to be in that war and the emotions involved were all amplified, as… Continue Reading...

Compare and Contrast Nozick and Socrates

of the time or it is wrong none of the time, generally speaking. military action without Congressional approval is either wrong all of the time or it is wrong none of the time, generally speaking. If one goes to a more personal and first-person level, one can see similar trends. Some artists thrive and get famous on being provocative. It is to the point that some people do it on purpose so as to get publicity and fame, not to mention money and power. The meaning of such a life and the meaning of the lives of those that… Continue Reading...

Locke Vs Hume on Consent

Hosni Mubarak, the former dictator of Egypt, was forced to resign after mass protests and the military's support of those same people over the regime. Gadhafi's rule of Libya came to a violent and bloody end when he was drug out into the street and killed. Coming back to the main answer to be had here, Lock is closer to the truth than Hume. Hume does have a point in that there is the general viewpoint, for the most part, that the government is charged with giving the most benefit to the most people. Even if the word "benefit"… Continue Reading...

Understanding the Collapse Of the Roman Empire

this great empire on differing factors such as social complexity, natural disasters, climate change and military failures just to mention a few. Even as of now, other historians still contend that the Roman Empire did not actually fail because part of it later continued to exist but in the form of Byzantine Empire. In this essay, I present the strongest historical theory used to explain the collapse of this most legendary Empire. Joseph Tainter (1990) pioneered the explanation and theorization of the Roman Empire collapse (Tainter 11). This American anthropologist holds that given technological levels yield implicit declining returns… Continue Reading...

Veterans Mental Health Services

those facing financial difficulties being the most affected. For instance, reports indicate that 56-87% of military service members undergoing psychological distress following deployment do not get psychological help (APHA, 2014). These are startling figures without a doubt, underscoring the need for improved access to mental healthcare by veterans. Shortage of mental health providers is one of the main factors that hinder access to mental healthcare by veterans (APHA, 2014). With shortage of mental health practitioners, veterans often grapple with delay or even cancellation of appointments. In most cases, veterans have to wait for months before seeing a doctor. By… Continue Reading...

Relationship Between Church and State

his battle plans and realized that he required far much more than just the military prowess to win the Roman Empire battle. On the other side, apart from the military force, Maxentius had significantly high magical enchantments. It was great challenge to Constantine since he was brought up in a monotheist background and his father believed only in the existence of God. Constantine knew that the pagan gods failed to protect their followers. With such a strong belief in Christian God, he decided to consult the heavenly intervention in the battle. He pleaded with the God of his father… Continue Reading...

Fides Virtus

Virtus meant in the first place, acting like a brave man in military aspects. This concept of virtus was to be perceived in the context of outstanding actions, and brave actions were the achievements that generated a reputation (Adams, 2009). In Roman history, there were Emperors that best showed these concepts and there are those who failed to demonstrate these qualities. Roman Leaders that Demonstrated the Qualities of Fides and Virtus One of the emperors that demonstrated the elements of Fides and Virtus was Caligula Gaius Caesar. In particular, Caligula was the son of Germanicus. He became emperor at… Continue Reading...

Military Management and the Agency Problem

military Management and the Agency Problem Agency theory can be helpful for understanding any organizational conflict or behavior, and applies equally as well to the private and public sector. Applied to the military organization, agency theory "offers insight into how military strategies relate to political objectives," an important consideration (Petrina, 2005, p. v). When it is applied to the corporate world, agency theory also offers insight into how executive decisions are made and how executives can become corrupt when they possess significant power and… Continue Reading...

The Impact Of Legislation on Violence

indicates, "the transfer of weapons from the armed forces to civilians is now common, as military weapons are given away, stolen, and sold. In some cases, the process is part of routine demobilization, as in Switzerland, where former reservists traditionally keep their military-issued weapons" (p. 61). military weapons becoming commonplace in civilian society is a natural outcome for a world gripped by incessant war. In Switzerland, 29% of homes have a firearm and an estimated 1 gun for every four persons can be found in the country (Meyer, 2015). Firearms are regulated by the Swiss Federal Law on Arms,… Continue Reading...

Letter Serving As an Engineering Duty Officer

Motivational Statement Since I was a young child, I have always admired the United States military. I have always had a deep sense of pride in my country and believed that one day I too would find myself in the United States military. Today, I am a member of the Army enlisted corps. I serve with honorable junior enlisted and Non-Commissioned Officers who deserve great respect. I am ready to take what I have learned from the enlisted corps and move forward in my efforts to expand my knowledge and abilities by becoming a commissioned officer in the United… Continue Reading...

Ancient Rome Timeline Of Military

big for its britches. Civil wars and local skirmishes became commonplace, as did economic and political corruption. The military remained powerful, but it was also spread thin. 3. 290 CE: Restructuring the Empire After the obvious shift away from subservience toward local leadership, the political, social, and economic leaders in local territories governed by Rome started to challenge Roman authority by the first several centuries CE. The restructuring of the Roman Empire was one of the death blows to its power. "Major reorganization of the empire was undertaken by Diocletian (ruled 284-305), who formally divided Roman territory into a… Continue Reading...

Philosophical Influences on the American Constitution

quickly than the Courts and Congress. The growth of the United States economic and military superiority has contributed to the growth of the presidential power. As the U.S. is becoming more powerful, the power of the president becomes enormous. Rudalevige, (2006) argues that congressional framework to curtail and advise the president has slowly eroded after the Watergate. The author reveals that the ambitious president can use different strategies to push aside the congressional authority. Mathews (2001) cited the example of how Presidential Bush invoked a new power after the terrorist attack of September 11, 2001. President Bush invoked new… Continue Reading...

Is Mandatory Military Service a Good Idea

unless they are defended. While civic duty and virtue might compel citizens to want to provide voluntary military service for the good of their country, civic duty may at times need to be compelled through compulsory service. As Simon and Lovrich (2009) point out, the War on Terrorism has propelled the nation into a new environment in which security and defense are top priorities. In such times, a country cannot depend upon the hope that citizens will volunteer their time in military service in defense of the country. It becomes imperative at such moments for mandatory military service to… Continue Reading...

Issues in the Field Of Neuroscience

utilized several data collection instruments like neuropsychological interview, Posttraumatic Stress Disorder Checklist- military Version, Beck Anxiety Inventory, and Beck Depression Inventory-II. The study found that Neurobehavioral Symptom Inventory is valid and reliable tool for evaluating post-concussive symptoms. The effectiveness of this tool is attributable to the fact that its scores appropriately distinguished veterans with a history of TBI from those without such history. The strength of this experimental study is that it provided a suitable framework for examining the effectiveness of NSI in determining post-concussive symptoms. However, the study is weak in the sense that the results may not precisely… Continue Reading...

Cognition and Learning

service establishments, research institutes, the government, professional training schools, industries and firms among others. Even the military could benefit from this as it has employees who daily apply their cognitive abilities for various uses such as research. Introduction Increasing of skills and knowledge and even knowledge of the society cannot be possible without social interactions. It is normal for humans to create a database of knowledge with details about themselves, their friends, accomplices and preferred social relationships. Social psychology only considers two forms of knowledge as relevant and these are attitudes and schemas (Kihlstrom & Cantor, 2010). As soon… Continue Reading...

Homeless Veterans

day. References Barber, B. (2017). County has "effectively" ended homelessness among veterans. daytondailynews. Retrieved 8 May 2017, from http://www.daytondailynews.com/news/local- military/county-has-effectively-ended-homelessness-among-veterans/BtZ3kAgARSlQP6hjrNAILK/ Ramsay, J. (2017). McAuliffe: Va. is first state to 'effectively end' veteran homelessness. Richmond Times-Dispatch. Retrieved 8 May 2017, from http://www.richmond.com/news/virginia/mcauliffe-va-is-first-state-to-effectively-end-veteran-homelessness/article_bdbee22c-1aef-5c1b-a859-f4e5063a0f00.html VA. (2017). Homeless Veterans. va.gov. Retrieved 8 May 2017, from https://www.va.gov/homeless/ Continue Reading...

Theory Vs Practice Explained

Davidson, L, Heaton, K, Smith, L, & Scherer, M 2017, 'Further Development of the Assessment of military Multitasking Performance: Iterative Reliability Testing', Plos ONE, 12, 1, pp. 1-19, Academic Search Premier, EBSCOhost, viewed 3 May 2017. Zachary, M 2014, 'U. S. EMPLOYMENT LAW AND SMALL BUSINESS MANAGEMENT -- ILLUSTRATIVE THEORY AND CASES', Global Business & Economics Anthology, 2, pp. 127-137, Business Source Premier, EBSCOhost, viewed 3 May 2017. Continue Reading...

Concept Of Judicial Philosophy, Social Security, and Political Realism in the U.s.

handling international conflicts. In this regard, America's compliance with political realism is shown in the overwhelming belief that her military entanglement in international conflicts should be for the advancements and protection of the nation's self-interests (Schnurer, 2013). This implies that America focuses on maximizing its power and pursuing self-interests in the international arena, which is an indicator of adherence to the theory of political realism. References Bendor, A.L. (2011). The Relevance of the Judicial Activism vs. Judicial Restraint Discourse. Tulsa Law Review, 47(2), 331-337. Fox Business. (2016, August 2). Is the Social Security Trust Fund Running Out of Money?… Continue Reading...

Two Greatest and Two Worst Presidents in Us History

for supporting and authorizing a misguided Iraqi coup in the year 1963 against the country's pro-Soviet Union military leader (Matthews, 2013). Bibliography Davidson, R. H. and Oleszek, J. W. (2002). Congress and Its Members, 8th ed. Washington, DC: CQ Press. Ladenburg, T. (2007). Franklin Roosevelt and the Depression. Digital History. LP. (2011). The Legislative Process. Retrieved 06 16, 2017, from AMERICAN GOVERNMENT AND POLITICS IN THE INFORMATION AGE: http://open.lib.umn.edu/americangovernment/chapter/12-7-the-legislative-process/ Matthews, D. (2013, November 22). Americans think John F. Kennedy was one of our greatest presidents. He wasn't. Retrieved from The Washington Post: https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/wonk/wp/2013/11/22/americans-think-john-f-kennedy-was-one-of-our-greatest-presidents-he-wasnt/?utm_term=.a27b2d26be18 Merica, D., Acosta, J., Fox, L.,… Continue Reading...

Home Invasion and Crime Spree

factors that push some people to carry out a serial killing include drug abuse, alcohol use, military experience, physically abused during childhood or adolescent. The first document serial killing was about Gilles de Rais who was executed for being accused of killing 100 children. (Castle & Hensley). Moreover, most youths were from the broken homes and most of them had an abusive mother, and having a history of drug and alcohol abuse. Out of frustration and under the influence of drug, some of them indulge in serial killing. 2. Serial Killer In the United States, serial killing has fascinated… Continue Reading...

Veterans’ Mental Health Problems and the Affordable Care Act

expending efforts towards public education. Veteran Affairs believes the Act (popularly called Obamacare) has no effect on military veterans' entitlement to and accessibility of the mental health services they were already recipients of, and also doesn't affect TRICARE for Life or TRICARE benefits enjoyed by households on behalf of VA. Rather, the department maintained that VA-enrolled individuals require no added insurance coverage. But the Act would provide them a chance to sign up for further insurance plans through the novel healthcare insurance exchanges which were set to open in the year 2014 (Russell & Figley, 2014). Moreover, it stated… Continue Reading...

Hierarchy and Culture Reflection

who embodied hierarchy and order as the head/conductor of the military band. He brought all the players into harmony through the force of his will and intellect: he knew what every instrument should be doing and when it should be doing it -- and he commanded them when to play, when to rise and fall, etc. He was the embodiment of order and control and represents for me the symbol of the power and will that is needed in order to keep the cultural ideas, meanings and nuances all working together. Without such dedication and drive it seems to… Continue Reading...

Guantanamo Bay Essay

Bay – because we counter terrorism not just through intelligence and military action, but by remaining true to our Constitutional ideals, and setting an example for the rest of the world. (cited in Gerstein, 2014, para. 2) Notwithstanding the U.S. Defense Department’s assertions to the contrary that the Guantanamo naval base is essential to the nation’s security interests, many analysts argue that the base should be closed -- and closed today. Indeed, Nazaryan (2014) emphasizes that, “Guantanamo Bay evokes morbid images the world over, but the place is, let's be honest, fundamentally ridiculous, so bizarre that you have to… Continue Reading...

Edward Snowden Essay

from foreign signals for intelligence and counterintelligence purposes and to support military operations” (NSA mission, 2014, para. 3). The NSA emphasizes that the nature of its mission prevents further disclosure concerning its intelligence-gathering activities. In this regard, the NSA emphasizes that, “The National Security Agency/Central Security Service (NSA/CSS) is a key member of the Intelligence Community and, by its very nature, requires a high degree of confidentiality” (NSA frequently asked questions, 2014). Despite these vagaries, the NSA does state how it goes about intelligence-gathering today:   The Agency collects, processes, and disseminates intelligence information from foreign electronic signals for… Continue Reading...

Human Trafficking Essay

Today, there is an even broader selection of source countries for recruitment. War or a military conflict has fueled the demand for women to be brought to places of conflict so they can provide sexual services for troops. Where a permanent military presence is established, there are always brothels and prostitutes in the vicinity and places for the troops to rest, relax, and be entertained. Restrictive immigration policies do not offer working opportunities with legitimate travel documents for those who want to work in non-professional jobs. Furthermore, because of the enormous amounts of money involved, it is also not surprising… Continue Reading...

Torture and Interrogation Essay

from Abu Ghraib prison, 20 miles west of Baghdad.11 An investigation by Major General Antonio Taguba of the 800th military Police Brigade responsible for these tactics identified the following methods were used at this prison: * Punching, slapping, and kicking detainees; jumping on their naked feet. * Videotaping and photographing naked male and female detainees. * Forcibly arranging detainees in various sexually explicit positions for photographing. * Forcing detainees to remove their clothing and keeping them naked for several days at a time. * Forcing naked male detainees to wear women's underwear. * Forcing groups of male detainees to… Continue Reading...

North Korean Missile Testing

and the leaders before him tested missiles. They did so to test their capabilities and progress their military strength. However, such actions led to condemnation of such behavior and mounting tensions with other countries abroad. “In 2013, North Korea said it and South Korea were in a “state of war” following international condemnation of its nuclear test. Three years later, it said US sanctions targeting Kim Jong-un and other senior officials were tantamount to a declaration of war.” (McCurry) The additional sanctions brought on by the testing has placed North Korea in a precarious situation. If they are not… Continue Reading...

Colonel Jessep Jack Nicholson a Few Good Men

something he is used to as a commanding officer in the military. Jessep is not used to being placed under pressure like this from people outside of his usual chain of command, which is why he resorts to this use of ethos in the speech. Finally, any strong rhetoric must contain components of logic or logos. In “You Can’t Handle the Truth,” Jessep does use logic, albeit twisted logic, to make his case. Jessep claims, “Santiago's death, while tragic, probably saved lives; and my existence, while grotesque and incomprehensible to you, saves lives.” One of the most critical points… Continue Reading...

52 Week Soccer Training Program

10 · Back Raises: 3 sets of 20 · Incline Dumbbell Press: 3 sets of 10 · Seated military Press: 3 sets of 10 · Sprints: 2x10x20 yards, 20-second walks between sprints The second day will focus on increasing speed and agility with the same exercises used on the second day of the previous two phases. The third day will consist of the following exercises: · Dips: 3 sets as far as possible · Pull-Ups: 3 sets as many as possible · Sprints: · 1x20 yards, 10 second rest · 1x40 yards, 20 second rest · 1x60 yards, 40 second rest ·… Continue Reading...

Who Is Responsible for Initiating the Cold War

(Churchill drank, Stalin purged, Roosevelt, Truman, and later Eisenhower all turned to building up the military), but the Grand Alliance itself was never really that substantially built: it did not rest on sturdy foundations of trust and respect to begin with. The Grand Alliance was entered into more for practical purposes than it was for ideological reasons. The U.S., the UK, and Russia all stood to gain from Germany’s destruction. In the post-War world, each of the three would vie for power—but the mutual distrust underlying their relationship would surface. Stalin would demonstrate this distrust in his increasingly paranoid… Continue Reading...

Hazardous Materials Transportation Safety

“in order to facilitate foreign trade and maintain the competitiveness of U.S. goods,” (Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration 2017). military shipments of hazardous materials are generally exempt from state and federal regulations; otherwise, all commercial shipments are subject to federal laws related to occupational safety and the HMTUSA. In general though, federal law ultimately requires that every driver carrying hazardous materials must be made aware of their role and must have received proper training and certification within the state issuing their commercial drivers’ license. In fact, all hazardous material must be “properly classed, described, packaged, marked, labeled, and in… Continue Reading...

General James Mattis Leadership

Abstract General James Mattis is one of the prominent military leaders and highly successful in his 40 years of service. This paper examines how General Mattis’ utilized strategies, styles, behaviors, and qualities that are comparable to those of past Maverick leaders. The analysis also demonstrates how General James Mattis adapted these strategies, styles, behaviors, and qualities to work in the contemporary operating environment. As part of this analysis, a discussion of the moral and ethical compass of General James Mattis is also included. As shown in the paper, the strategies… Continue Reading...

Toxic Leaders in the Military

Good leadership is an essential component in a military organization because of the complex nature of military operations. Such leadership is provided by good leaders with capability to adapt to rapidly changing situations in the operational environment. Some of the components that characterize good leadership in military operations and organizations include making quality decisions, creating a positive environment for all subordinates, analytical problem solving, and systems integration. In this regard, some of the core qualities military leaders should possess include intellect, presence, character, and ability. Even though the significance of good military leaders to successful operations… Continue Reading...

Supply Chain Management and Logistics

theory has its roots in the command and control of the military institution. In such a structure, decision making and communication follow a top-down pattern. Employees are expected to respond to their supervisors. In a matrix design, employees have cross-functional responsibilities. Therefore, employees report to different supervisors in different departments such as logistics, marketing, and production (Murphy & Knemeyer, 2014). 4-10. Discuss The Reasons Why Logisticians Might Be Concerned With Theft. Theft is a global issue affecting not only logisticians but also business owners and consumers alike. Nowadays, the sourcing of raw materials and manufacturing of goods happens in… Continue Reading...

Washington, Hamilton, Franklin, As Founding Fathers

of the Constitutional Convention in Philadelphia unanimously appointed Washington as the first president by (“George Washington”). His military background helped solidify Washington’s position and appeal as the first leader of the United States. During the fledgling years of the country, Washington remained a strong leader who set a precedent for what the office of President entailed. Unlike either Hamilton or Franklin, who were expert at general issues related to political philosophy, Washington focused on the details of administrative duty. As President of the United States, Washington helped to forge treaties and alliances with Native American groups, which would later… Continue Reading...

General James Mattis Thesis & Outline

experience and actions, General Mattis has become a prominent figure in the military, particularly in the debate on how the military should engage in irregular warfare such as one in which enemies deploy computer viruses or hide in mosques (Dickerson, 2010). Mattis’ ethical and moral compass can be gleaned from the infamous letter that he penned for American troops under his command as they were entering Iraq. In the inspirational piece, Mattis denounces Saddam’s oppressive tendencies against his own people. He tells his men not to hurt the innocent and strongly advises that apart from those who resist, all… Continue Reading...

General James Mattis Leadership Style and Strategies

his experience and actions, General Mattis has become a prominent figure in the military, particularly in the debate on how the military should engage in irregular warfare such as one in which enemies deploy computer viruses or hide in mosques (Dickerson, 2010). Consequently, General Mattis has utilized several strategies, styles, behaviors, and qualities of past Maverick Leaders and successfully adapted them to the modern operating environment. General Mattis employed the strategies, behaviors, styles and qualities of past Maverick Leaders to become a risk taker and extremely aggressive commander. Outline: I. Introduction 1. General Mattis’ years of service and prominence… Continue Reading...

Gender Neutrality in the Military Women Combat

of the reasons why this social issue is currently trending is that as of January 1, 2016, the military began phasing in a new policy that opens ground combat positions for women. Over 200,000 new combat positions have been open since January 2016, but “relatively few women have been trained or deployed for these jobs yet,” revealing important structural, human resources, and leadership impediments to gender equality in the military (Patterson 1). Historically, women have not served in the military other than in medical and support roles (Barry). Women have, however, served in combat roles globally within the past… Continue Reading...

Improving Public Relations Between the Police Department and the Citizens

city, the police force will not at any given time make use of or utilize military approaches or maneuvers in the handling of citizens and diffusion of normal/every-day scenarios. The overarching standard to be used when effecting arrests or in pursuit of suspected offenders will remain: Utilization of force that is either commensurate with the risk posed or objectively reasonable. Discuss the Methodology You Would Employ in Developing this New Policy The methodology adopted herein is inclusive of not only the approaches that have been proven over time but also practices that are largely contemplative and innovative. · Establishment… Continue Reading...

Antwone Fisher

officers escort the client to the next meeting. Such breach of boundaries is commonly witnessed and even vital within military contexts (Seal, 2002). Objective A for fulfilling goal 2: Unethical Confidentiality breach: Davenport reveals Fisher’s personal information on his life experiences to his wife. Further, meetings conducted at Davenport’s home and a men’s rest room are also instances of confidentiality breaches (Seal, 2002). Objective B for fulfilling goal 2: Self-Disclosure: The therapist urges Fisher to seek out his relatives and states: "I love you, son". This statement, outside a therapeutic context, reveals counter-transference on Davenport’s part; Davenport suffers a… Continue Reading...

How European Views Of the Ottomans Changed

enormously influential medium for spreading information and ideas, the more familiar the West became with these non- military depictions of the Ottomans, the more the Turkish people began to be seen as interesting—as exotic and human—rather than as the murderous Saracens that other non-costume related publications emphasized (such as news media publications).[footnoteRef:3] [2: Charlotte Colding Smith, “‘Depicted with Extraordinary Skill’: Ottoman Dress in Sixteenth-Century German Printed Costume Books.” Textile History, 44(1), 30.] [3: Charlotte Colding Smith, “‘Depicted with Extraordinary Skill’: Ottoman Dress in Sixteenth-Century German Printed Costume Books.” Textile History, 44(1), 30.] De Busqec, a European Ambassador, was one who… Continue Reading...

Team Rubicon Swot Analysis

Strengths · The organization has powerful public relations appeal because it uses the skills and expertise of military veterans. · It provides targeted disaster relief to areas in need. · Volunteers and employees have past experience dealing with high-pressure situations based upon their military experience. · The organization has a dual capacity to help others, both in the form of providing assistance to disaster victims and to offer veterans a productive way to give back to society, creating a bridge between past and current skills and experiences. · Team Rubicon has shown its ability to succeed given that… Continue Reading...

Factors Affecting Employee Retention in an Organization

instrument comprising of seventeen questions. The survey was administered to a group of participants from three military-affiliated organizations. The survey found that various factors impact organization’s ability to retain its employees including organizational culture, gender roles within the company, family conflict. However, female employees are more affected because of family and children issues such as sick children and daycare problems. Keywords: employee, organization, retention, company, work, absenteeism, work-related stress, working environment, human resources, personnel management. Conclusion The focus of this research is to examine factors that contribute to increased employee turnover and high levels of absenteeism and work-related stress… Continue Reading...

Globalization Is Not Americanization

The United States has acted in ways that reinforce its military, political, and economic dominance. It is also true that globalization has given rise to the proliferation of neoliberal policies that support and enable globalization. Yet globalization is not equal to Americanization; globalization is globalization of ideas, politics, attitudes, worldviews, and beliefs that are not restricted to one culture, one historical period, or one society. If anything, the cultural elements that are considered uniquely “American” are in part pan-European, in part international: such as the belief in secularism, the belief in the supremacy of democratic forms of government, and… Continue Reading...

European Global Perspective

for example, to attempt to convert people in these countries, but were unable to gain the same level of military domination. Thus, the shape of the relationship was more trade-based. This different power dynamic has left many of those nations today with a much lower level of European colonial influence. There are still colonial cities in India and China, for example, but European influence was unable to penetrate those countries in the same way as, say, the Americas or Africa. Japan was even better-equipped to resist European influence. Even then, these nations only saw their resistance to European weaken… Continue Reading...

Trade from the End Of the Axial Age to 1500 C.e.

culture—whether it was by education, whether it was by religion, whether it was by military force, or whether it was through the obtaining of riches. The dynamics of cultural exchange were typically seen in this way, with cultures coming into contact through war, through trade, and through missionary activity. One big impetus of exchange between the Christian West and the Islamic world was the Holy Wars that were fought for centuries over Holy Land in the Middle East. These wars brought West and the Near East into contact and helped the two cultures get to know one another. For… Continue Reading...

Women in Frontline Combat

The number of women in the military has continued to increase over the years to an extent that women account for a significant portion of the military.  The substantial increase in the number of women in the military over the past decades can be attributable to the emergence of the All-Volunteer Force in 1973.  However, women have been traditionally excluded from exposure to combat or frontline combat, which is one of the military occupational specialties. This exclusion can be traced back to the establishment of the risk rule in… Continue Reading...

The Organization and Structure Of Fire Department

Organizational structure and physical structures are the two main components of fire departments in any community. The following is a proposal for a newly designed fire department in a suburban area. Occupational safety, integration with community infrastructure, and strategic alliances with other public service sectors will all be included in the department design proposal. Organizational Structure Organizational structure in fire departments is in dire need of change. In some departments, that change is happening from the top down, as departments respond to the needs of young recruits and rookies who may be unfamiliar or uncomfortable with the “paramilitary” culture that… Continue Reading...

Thematic Analysis the Things They Carried and Slaughterhouse Five

“The Dentist” gives the story of Lemon a soldier who fainted during the regular military dental check-up and insisted that a proper tooth had to be removed to save his face. In summary, the stories in this book recount the experience of soldiers during the Vietnam War and the guilt and fear they have lived with since the war. The "Slaughterhouse Five" is the story of Billy Pilgrim who travels through time on several occasions and has no power to control where he lands. As such, the story lacks a chronological order. Born in 1922, Billy studied thoroughly through… Continue Reading...

Bin Laden Al Qaeda Financing Crime

limitations of governments to use finance as a chief non- military means of intervention. Although they agree on some basic premises and principles Basile (2010) advocates the opposite approach to Naylor in stating, “an improvement in the war on terrorist financing requires better international coordination, more effective use of financial regulations, and regulating the Saudi Arabian charity structure,” (p. 169). Amalgamating resources from various state and non-state actors can create a global counterterrorism framework using financial methods as a chief means of disrupting terrorist organizations. Likewise, Zdanowicz (2004) claims that the United States and other strong counterterrorism actors need to… Continue Reading...

Analyzing Two Global Security Organizations

teams, and full-scale strategic analyses on the field in different military capacities. As a separate division, the law enforcement support services include provision of special operations training like SWAT, training in the use of specialized weapons, and even urban breaching and entry techniques (Wexford Group, 2017). Similarly, the Managing Director of Investigations at TAL Global leverages a law enforcement background for full-scale risk management services that include comprehensive cultural analyses, background checks, interrogations, undercover investigations, business intelligence operations, and urgent response investigations (TAL Global, 2017). Balancing Security, Liberty, and Human Rights Terrorism and other malicious threats are affronts not… Continue Reading...

Obama’s First Year in Office

office with high hopes—but when it came to the military occupation in the Middle East, hope was not enough to produce real change. So in terms of withdrawal from the Middle East, Obama’s first year in office was not such a resounding success. However, Obama made up for this setback in other ways. He focused on scientific research and the limitations on studies centering on stem cells: he lifted the ban on stem cell research and ushered in an era of new studies that explored the ways in which the regeneration of human tissue could be achieved (Antle, Loewe).… Continue Reading...

North Korea Missile Launches and the Us and China Reaction

not knowing what enemy power is lurking beneath the surface of the ocean. While north korea continues to develop its military technology, american forces are waiting for orders on how to respond. Sot [davis]: a lot of what we do is a waiting game. The main thing is to not be caught on your heels. That’s why we’re out here doing our drills, doing our exercises. You never know when that call is going to come, but when it does come you want to be prepared to do your duty. So no one out here is napping, I can assure… Continue Reading...

Impact Of Meditation on Addiction Therapy

emerging role of mindfulness meditation as effective self-management strategy, part 1: clinical implications for depression, post-traumatic stress disorder, and anxiety.  military medicine, 181(9), 961-968. Luoma, J. B., & Villatte, J. L. (2012). Mindfulness in the Treatment of Suicidal Individuals. Cognitive and Behavioral Practice, 19(2), 265–276. http://doi.org/10.1016/j.cbpra.2010.12.003 Xie, J. F., Zhou, J. D., Gong, L. N., Iennaco, J. D., & Ding, S. Q. (2014). Mindfulness-based cognitive therapy in the intervention of psychiatric disorders: A review. International Journal of Nursing Sciences, 1(2), 232-239. Zgierska, A., Rabago, D., Chawla, N., Kushner, K., Koehler, R., & Marlatt, A. (2009). Mindfulness Meditation for Substance Use Disorders: A Systematic Review. Substance Abuse?:… Continue Reading...

The History Of Security Measures

sectors (the latter typically in the form of the military or the police. Nonetheless, some fairly crucial developments in the history of security took place in England, beginning in the 13th century. Formal security measures such as creating and shutting village gates at dusk, as well as creating groups of private citizens to help police to pursue people were first utilized in England (Dyonder, 2009). England was also instrumental in formalizing street patrols functioning similar to the police, which it had established by the 18th century (Dyonder, 2009). This fact was important because it denoted the role of a… Continue Reading...

Malcolm Gladwell’s Blink the Power Of Thinking Without Thinking

to such thin slicing, says Gladwell, such as “court sense” in basketball, “coup d’oeil” in military combat, and even “giss” in birdwatching (Gladwell, 2005, p.49). Yet this is also what is problematic about Gladwell’s thesis, namely that he himself draws very broad connections between anecdotes that may or may not have a common connection. Is court sense, or knowing a basketball game, really the same thing as, for example, a doctor establishing a positive emotional connection which could potentially avoid a malpractice suit for a patient? Another problem with Gladwell’s book is that because thin slicing seems like such… Continue Reading...

Israeli-palestinian Conflict

that the motivation for the group in this attack, against an American military target was motivated by anything else. 2. If anything in the complex, nuanced world of international relations can be oversimplified to "taking sides', then perhaps the US skews towards favoring Israel, but the US also lends a tremendous amount of support to many Arab nations as well. Just not the Arabs living in Palestine. Some Americans favor Israel because they see the current conflict as relating to Crusade-style conflict over control of the Holy Land. Outside of those religious circles, other Americans simply favor a state… Continue Reading...

Nursing Mindfulness and Its Impact

strategy, part 1: clinical implications for depression, post-traumatic stress disorder, and anxiety. military medicine, 181(9), 961-968. Luoma, J. B., & Villatte, J. L. (2012). Mindfulness in the Treatment of Suicidal Individuals. Cognitive and Behavioral Practice, 19(2), 265–276. http://doi.org/10.1016/j.cbpra.2010.12.003 Xie, J. F., Zhou, J. D., Gong, L. N., Iennaco, J. D., & Ding, S. Q. (2014). Mindfulness-based cognitive therapy in the intervention of psychiatric disorders: A review. International Journal of Nursing Sciences, 1(2), 232-239. Zgierska, A., Rabago, D., Chawla, N., Kushner, K., Koehler, R., & Marlatt, A. (2009). Mindfulness Meditation for Substance Use Disorders: A Systematic Review. Substance Abuse? Official… Continue Reading...

Eating Disorders in Women from the Christian Point Of View

of college age women develop eating disorders (Diemer, Grant, Munn-Chernoff et al., 2015). Approximately 8% of women in the military have eating disorders, while nearly 1% of all women in the U.S. are anorexic at some point in their lives, according to the National Association of Anorexia Nervosa and Associated Disorders (ANAD, 2018). Approximately 1.5% of women are bulimic at some stage, and almost 3% of all American adults engage in binge eating (ANAD, 2018). In short, eating disorders are prevalent in the West and especially among women. Many strategies and treatments are available for treating women who suffer… Continue Reading...

Private Security Vs National Security

paid for by tax payers (local, municipal, state and federal police, and military forces); however, private security forces, typically operated by ex-military officers who bring their training and experience into the private sector to fill gaps in the market where demand cannot be satisfied by state security apparatuses alone, do exist and do operate both in developed and developing nations. Private security contractors like Academi, GRS, and Aegis look like military forces and often work with military forces when political factors require governments to apply to them for assistance (as has been the case with the U.S. government in… Continue Reading...

The Relationship Of Csr and Employee Attitudes Essay

in realizing brand citizenship behaviour. European Journal of Marketing, 50(9/10), 1575-1601. Samaan, J. & Verneuil, L. (2009). Civil- military Relations in Hurricane Katrina: A Case Study on Crisis Management in Natural Disaster Response. Berlin: Global Public Policy Insitute. Schyns, B., Schilling, J. (2013). How bad are the effects of bad leaders? A meta- analysis of destructive leadership and its outcomes. The Leadership Quarterly, 24: 138-158. Slaughter, J. E., Zickar, M. J., Highhouse, S. & Mohr, D. C. (2004). Personality trait inferences about organizations: Development of a measure and assessment of construct validity. Journal of Applied Psychology, 89(1), 85–103. So, K. K. F., King,… Continue Reading...

The Morality Of Dropping Atomic Bomb on Japan

the war almost at an end, Truman decided to show the full force of American military might and detonate two atomic bombs over Japan. The act was merciless and oriented towards a doctrine of shock and awe—not towards bringing about a lasting peace. Thus, even though Anscombe accepts that argument that the bomb dropping saved American lives, this does not excuse the fact that it was a deliberate act of murder. As Anscombe writes, “the lives of the innocent are the actual point of society, so the fact that in some other way they may be a nuisance (troublesome… Continue Reading...

Joint Operations

United States’ core interests, Israel is assured of “continued qualitative military edge, and why we’re working with our Gulf partners to make them more capable of defending themselves against external aggression” (Cordersman, 2015). On the basis of these facts, the U.S., as the only superpower, ought to foster closer working relations between its Army and those of other countries so as to better address emerging global threats and other challenges. Building partner capacity is not a new issue. However, as Marquis et al. (2010) points out, it is not until recently that this concept “migrated to positions near the… Continue Reading...

Apple Expansion into Myanmar

years ago there was little economic activity in the country, regular brownouts and a military junta. Today, there are signs of economic life. Moreover, where five years ago there was almost no broadband and it was prohibitively expensive, broadband in the country has been rolled out to most populated areas and is affordable. Myanmar\'s economic story is mostly internal, but there is some influence of global economic conditions. The opening of this market has started to encourage foreign companies to enter, and like Apple there are many new entrants that already have strong presences in other SE Asian nations,… Continue Reading...

India Government and Economics

is Jammu/Kashmir. Borders with Pakistan and China can be troubled, and India maintains a military presence in Bhutan in order to solidify its regional clout. Corruption Unfortunately, corruption remains rampant in India. A recent survey ranked India as the most corrupt country in Asia (Goswami, 2017). Corruption indexes also place India in the bottom half of the world’s nations. Bribery is a primary concern, with the majority of citizens (7 out of 10) reporting bribing someone in almost every area of public service including public schools, police, and civil services (Goswami, 2017). Role of military India has a strong… Continue Reading...

Things Fall Apart Novel Analysis

but violence. The fact that the community does not support him in instigating a military uprising is admirable. They could easily have stood by Okonkwo, especially the men. Things are falling apart, so that the pieces can be reassembled better than they were before. The community is no longer willing to put up with the kind of violence that Okonkwo represents to them, even if it means sacrificing the tenets of their religion and the symbols of their culture. Okonwko is respected because he is feared; a Machiavellian leader indeed. Had he channeled some of his masculine power into… Continue Reading...

Mrs. Dalloway by Virginia Woolf Analysis

that keep patriarchy in its place are elucidated firmly: including the military and the medical establishments. Septimus was drawn to fighting for his country out of a romantic sense of duty; instead his soul was raped and killed. When he tries to rediscover his identity and regain footing in the world he once had with Lucrizia, his soul is once again raped and killed—only this time the death becomes literal and final. The medical establishment is parallel to the military establishment and to the capitalist structures that bind them all together. Indeed Mrs. Dalloway appears pessimistic but Clarissa’s narrative… Continue Reading...

Myanmar's Place in the Global Garment Business

industry in Myanmar, and what this means for fashion merchandising. The Economic Situation When Myanmar was under military rule, even in Yangon, the largest city, the average person was very poor. Under the new economic landscape, that is starting to change. The major cities like Yangon, Mandalay and Naypyidaw are starting to see an emerging middle class, complete with shopping malls and modern stores. While the country is clearly in the early stages, it appears to be following a development pattern not dissimilar to that of other Asian nations, perhaps most closely Thailand, and more recently, Vietnam. There are risks to… Continue Reading...

Hacksaw Ridge by Mel Gibson

Ryan Corr, Teresa Palmer and Rachel Griffiths. The story focused on Doss\' experiences in the military and the war, but also on his upbringing and life experiences at home. Despite the fact that Gibson has earned himself considerable controversy in Hollywood and among the general public, the film was received well, and without any of this baggage. The combat scenes were depicted using a lot of slow motion, sounds that came and went, and the speeds of the action were altered at times during the sequences. These techniques are in some ways akin to things from Asian action movies,… Continue Reading...

Industry and Ideology in Germany

Industrialization gave the U.S. the means to ramp up its military, and the ideology of expansion being God’s will for Americans provided the motivation. Empire was the next step as the U.S., like ancient Rome, saw the whole world as its own backyard and set about dividing and conquering and consuming the spoils. This paper will show why the idea of “nation” developed in industrialized countries like the U.S. first. [2: John O’Sullivan, “Manifest Destiny” in Worlds Together, Worlds Apart (), 633.] The U.S. was not alone, however. Other countries too came into their own in the 19th century:… Continue Reading...

The Yemen Conflict Between Saudi and the Houthis

this happen (means). This methodology is commonly applied in military or international relations, where the issues can be complex, as this method simplifies strategy by focusing on the desired ends (Eikmeier, 2007). Background on the Issue There are several issues in the Middle East worthy of attention, one of which is the ongoing conflict in Yemen. While Yemen has commonly been engaged in conflict, this issue has become more pressing in recent months. Houthi rebels were engaged in conflict in the region near the Saudi border, drawing Saudi Arabia into the conflict. This became a front in the Saudi-Iran… Continue Reading...

How Pictures Shape the Story in Syria

of an event in which people die and spun into a story that calls for military intervention. Thus, in this sense interventionism, the CNN effect, soft power, and spectacle are all intertwined and interconnected (Robinson, 2002). The photojournalist covering alleged gas attacks is used and his material is broadcasted by the soft power forces to manipulate foreign policy—just as they did with Trump, who ran on the platform of fighting the terrorists in the Middle East—not Assad. As Al-Ghazzi (2017) notes, “the politically significant reverberations of false Syria reports offer lessons that address the debate in journalism studies about… Continue Reading...

National Anthem Protest Essay

disrespects the troops.  However, the protest never had anything to do with Kaepernick’s feelings about the military and still does not reflect feelings about the military.    The protest was specifically aimed at bringing attention to social injustice experienced by African Americans.  To understand the protest, one must first understand those issues.  Second, NFL fans have failed to boycott the NFL in the past despite players being convicted of crimes ranging from drug possession to murder, and continue to watch games despite a large number of domestic violence offenders being on the NFL’s active rosters.  Third, the decision to take… Continue Reading...

Brexit Essay

outlook for the UK is less clear. While it will remain an important member of NATO and close military ally of the U.S., the UK is faced with forging a new identity that will by need be fundamentally different than what many citizens have known all their lives. For instance, according to Brooks (2016), “Britain must do much more than leave -- it must figure out what it will be” (p. 27). Fortunately for the UK, the enormous time and effort spent in formulating the wide range of laws and policies that have contributed to the EU’s success to… Continue Reading...

Russian Meddling in U.s. Election Essay

to breach some U.S. voting systems.  According to a document leaked by a National Security Agency employee, Russian military intelligence executed a cyberattack on at least one U.S. voting software supplier (Bump 2017).  This allegation is especially important given that election day results in several key districts throughout the United States had results that were substantially different from poll results in the days prior to the election and from exit poll results the day of the election.  If these voting systems were compromised, then Russia did not just manage to exert influence on the 2016 election, but actually managed… Continue Reading...

Warehouse Internship

out, logistics creates value for private sector organizations, and can also do that for the military and the public sector. Applying army regulations to the internship, one of my core objectives was the build a level of competency that would allow me to work independently on most tasks, without supervision. Based on the 360 degree assessment, this was an objective that was exceeded, as both peer reviews and supervisor feedback indicated. Problem solving is one of the core components of logistics management. In the warehouse setting, innumerable challenges arise on a daily basis. The internship illustrated “strategies for better… Continue Reading...

Global Merchandising

six years ago saw little shopping, an economy almost entirely controlled by the military junta, and in many areas there were things like curfews. Mom-and-pop shops that closed at dusk were the retail environment. So the changes that the country is seeing are quite astonishing, when put in that context. International companies – the first were cell phone companies but since then others have joined – have started to enter the market. The malls are the key to international companies entering the market, though many consumer goods companies are starting to explore distribution through the existing retail channels. Many… Continue Reading...

Implications Of Augmented Reality

figures as they visit and navigate historic sites. AR technology is also currently utilized in military across various settings such as military training facilities for simulation purposes and for analyzing critical data like the exact location of the adversary. Additionally, augmented reality devices and applications are used for navigation through integration with GPS systems (Thomas, par, 18). Companies Involved in the AR Space As previously indicated, augmented reality has gained significant attention in the business world and across various industries including logistics and manufacturing. Given its compelling business case, AR is adopted and utilized by various companies for enhanced… Continue Reading...

American Exceptionalism Debate

America’s leaders make a claim about the need to take military action abroad, they often speak of America’s unique responsibility as a great power. Of course, Great Britain viewed itself as carrying the white man’s burden during its age of empire and the Soviet Union claimed that spreading of the communist ideology was rooted in altruism. Linked to this notion is the idea that America is more moral than other nations. This encourages an uncritical attitude to American action in the world, Walt states. In fact, America has often used religious justification, as was the case with Manifest Destiny… Continue Reading...

Good and Bad Experiences with Leadership Essay

include: former teachers, college professors, coaches, bosses, pastors, and church elders. If you served in the military, superior officers would be good choices as well. Try to think of specific leaders that you either loved or hated, and then try to identify specific incidents that illustrate why you feel that way. You may also include specific organizations when their policies, structure, or culture helped or hindered your success. Assignment: Your task is to explain what you liked and didn’t like about leaders in your past using the concepts and theories from the course. Be sure to include the following elements:… Continue Reading...

Cause and Effect Essay Example: Climate Change & Hurricanes

looking to raise an eyebrow or two at the weather, they might want to start by looking at what military scientists are doing in terms of conducting weather modification.  Ever heard of Operation Popeye?  It was a five-year cloud seeding operation (1967-1972) conducted by the U.S. during the Vietnam War—the aim being to extend the Monsoon season.  How did they do it?  Silver and lead iodide (United States Senate, 1974).  Why did they do it?  The objectives of the U.S. were, quite literally, to cause destruction:  washed-out roads and crossings, landslides, and over-saturated fields—all to bog down, hurt, hinder… Continue Reading...

What Problems Did the Acquisition Of Empire Generate for Rome?

no matter what. Any hints of political, social, or economic rebellion would be met summarily with military might or political intrigue. Collusion with local political and economic leaders meant that Rome would have been in a fairly good position but nevertheless had trouble over time managing such a diverse and geographically wide swath of territory. Rome had difficulty adjusting itself politically and militarily because it bit off more than it could chew. There was a false sense of security after the Pax Romana, during which any small uprising or rebellion could be easily squelched because of the ability of… Continue Reading...

U.s. Interest Rates Rise and Fall Essay

at the end of the 60s, when the Vietnam War was in full swing and the military-industrial complex was making billions with the war economy going full tilt. However, with the end of Bretton Woods and the dollar’s peg to gold—and the U.S.-Saudi alliance in the 70s, the petrodollar was born. The Iran hostage crisis had occurred at the end of Carter’s administration and ended with the election of Reagan. By the 1980s, the price of gold had risen some 300% from its 1970s high of $200 per ounce. Throughout the 80s and 90s, gold would ride a channel… Continue Reading...

How to Become a U.s. Citizen Essay

with a person filling out what is called N-400. The title of the form is Application for Naturalization. military people that are interested in the process need to procure and read the M-599, which is the Naturalization Information for military. People can qualify for naturalization if they have been a permanent resident of the country for five years and meet all other requirements, have been a resident for three years and can qualify as a spouse, have qualifying experience with the United States armed forces or one is the child of a United States citizen. Regardless, there is a… Continue Reading...

Theory Vs. Practice in Small Business Setting Essay

A, Davidson, L, Heaton, K, Smith, L, & Scherer, M 2017, 'Further Development of the Assessment of military Multitasking Performance: Iterative Reliability Testing', Plos ONE, 12, 1, pp. 1-19, Academic Search Premier, EBSCOhost, viewed 3 May 2017. Zachary, M 2014, 'U. S. EMPLOYMENT LAW AND SMALL BUSINESS MANAGEMENT—ILLUSTRATIVE THEORY AND CASES', Global Business & Economics Anthology, 2, 127-137, Business Source Premier, EBSCOhost, viewed 3 May 2017. Continue Reading...

Police Brutality Essay

peaceful protests.  However, rioters began to flock to the scene, and the city of Ferguson responded by using military-style weapons on the crowds and by repeatedly violating the First Amendment rights of protestors and the press who had gathered to document the protests.  “On Aug. 13, 2014, police in Ferguson, Missouri, assaulted and arrested two journalists for allegedly failing to exit a McDonald’s quickly enough while on a break from covering the protests” (Sandvik, 2014).   Although the prosecutor presented the case to the grand jury, they refused to indict Wilson, which resulted in renewed protests. While Alicia Garza, Opal… Continue Reading...

Opium Wars Britain China

Crown’s goal all along might have been to find any excuse possible to instigate military activity that might expand Britain’s locus of control in the region. King George III does briefly refer to a prior incident, leaving out any details, in which “one Man shall not suffer for the crime of another, in which he did not participate, and whose evasion from Justice he did not assist,” (King George, p. 247). Here, it is as if the King is referring to an incident that took place in which innocent people were used as scapegoats to punish a crime that… Continue Reading...

Whether Immigration Is a Problem or Not

it builds safer and more productive societies. In the United States, immigrants participate in the civil service and military sectors to protect national security and promote the common welfare. Immigrant communities can advocate for themselves and human rights, preventing racist discourse from dominating the public consciousness. Immigrants also contribute to the companies they start, or the companies they work for, creating a robust economy. Finally, immigration is not a problem because it builds both economic and cultural capital. Economic capital is built through immigrant contributions to the economy in their labor and their entrepreneurship. Immigrants directly build cultural capital… Continue Reading...

Police Killings

alarming. Latin America’s experience reveals that the incorporation of military techniques, army personnel and military equipment within the law enforcement domain seldom proves effective. Rather, this usually increases violence, besides exacerbating the rift between marginalized populations and law enforcers. Policymakers would do well to prioritize prevention, and ensure the development of strong community-police relations and local trust, instead of stressing exercise of force and confrontation (Sánchez-Garzoli, 2016). Together with police reform efforts and efforts at improving police relations with the community, the US must tackle the issue of easy weapon access and their contribution to violence (both Baton Rouge… Continue Reading...

Imperialism and the Industrial Revolution

Industrial Revolution introduced trains, more advanced shipping, steel production, communications systems, cars, planes, and military equipment, and construction. The skyscraper came into existence, people moved to urban areas away from the countryside. Wars broke out as nations fought over natural resources like oil fields, minerals, and sea lanes to support the new industries. The nations of the world were able to engage in Industrialization because of another rise—the rise of finance. Banks began to exert more and more influence over the activities of nations. They financed big productions and helped businessmen develop companies that would go on to dominate… Continue Reading...

The Federal Reserve and the Gold Standard

to ensure that the U.S. can continue to fund the military industrial complex without being held accountable to U.S. voters, who if there was no central bank to intervene with its fiat dollars would undoubtedly be more aware of what money really is. My question is: Why does the government think it needs to “borrow” money from the Fed in order to fund its programs? The government has the right to coin its own currency, backed by its own authority. It shouldn’t have to borrow anything from its central bank. So long as it is actually exchanging the money… Continue Reading...

Literacy Rates Among Females in Developing Countries

can be said of Myanmar, where post-colonial independence led to military dictatorship which seriously stymied both education and socio-economic development. With more a democratic friendly government now in place, Myanmar has shown itself open to implementing the global standards shared by nations who want to develop themselves and be part of the global network of trade and commerce. Ideas, investment and literacy are all related, but the dynamic runs deeper than a gender perspective alone can explain. Bibliography Salazar-Carrillo, Jorge. Cuba: From Economic Take-off to Collapse under Castro. NY: Routledge, 2017. Hearron, P. F. and Hildebrand, V. Guiding Young… Continue Reading...

Mel Gibson

juxtaposed with the interior world of the hero, and an affection also for military and battle aesthetics and motifs. Gibson’s style also includes liberal use of violence and brutality in order to convey major themes. The use of violence helps to manipulate audience emotional reactions and judgments of the protagonist. Through his films, Gibson also appeals to stereotypically masculine models of heroism. Gibson also shows how a man’s individual choices can effect broader changes in the society, including historical reverberations. The hero must remain true to his ideals, fighting powerful foes in order to preserve or promote some important… Continue Reading...

Will Congress End the War on Terror

Congress had signed off on the Authorization for Use of military Force (AUMF), allowing the president broad scope for using military force against countries or organizations who “planned, authorized, committed, or aided” terrorism (Ackerman & Hathaway, 2011). 17 years and more than $2 trillion later, the War on Terrorism continues with no sign of easing up (Amadeo, 2018). Though President Trump ran a campaign on getting American soldiers out of the Middle East and letting other countries handle the ISIS threat, the war on terror rhetoric out of the White House has continued unabated, with sights now set on… Continue Reading...

Africa from Colonialism to Neocolonialism

of the world. However, neocolonialism has effectively taken hold. Thus although the military as well as political control of regions and territories no longer exists in a traditional colonial sense, the intent and purpose of neocolonialism is identical to that of colonialism, i.e. securing of markets for goods and the exercise of dominance over key resources such as precious metals and oil. It is important to note that at the beginning, neocolonialism as a term was used in reference to sustained dependency upon former colonial powers by countries that had already gained independence. However, after a while, neocolonialism started… Continue Reading...

America and the Cold War Mentality

instance, it attempted to replace French rule with its own puppet on a string and then resorted to military force when that failed. In the Middle East, as George H. Bush pointed out, America was to be the protector of the helpless against the evil aggressions of larger bullying states—like Iraq—at least, that is what he told the public. Domestically, there was a struggle for power behind the scenes. The assassination of Kennedy marked the watershed moment; fear of Communism had been building in American society, and the alleged assassin being painted as a Communist supporter did not help… Continue Reading...

William Gibson's Neuromancer on Technology and Humans

character in Neuromancer is fulfilled or happy. Human beings have used military technologies as a means of social control throughout history, and in Gibson’s world are using artificial intelligence to achieve similar goals (Latham, 1993). Technology has no volition of its own; even artificial intelligence systems were designed by human beings and therefore bear their unique stamp and deleterious characteristics. The protagonist Case is firmly entrenched in the criminal underworld. His own unenhanced behaviors illustrate the fact that technology is an extension of human desires, and that technology does not take on a life of its own. In spite… Continue Reading...

The Effects Of Manifest Destiny

emboldened the American experiment, fueling its economy, bolstering its military and political power, and exacerbating social unrest and disparity. The relative ease with which the United States acquisitioned new territories helped to expand the economy and establish the nation as a global leader in both raw materials and industrial manufacturing. New land meant renewed opportunities to reap the natural resources available from those territories, also enabling rapid population growth. Manifest Destiny also perpetuated the slave trade and the institution of slavery by opening up new territories that would be incorporated as slave states that could continue to produce goods… Continue Reading...

Benchmarking for a National Hospital Assessment

population within the health care system’s services is retired and military. A total of 6000 employees work in the Baptist Health Care system, including physicians, nurses, and administrators. As a health system, Baptist recognizes the value of integrating multiple healthcare domains under one rubric: both geographic and cultural. The unified health system at Baptist depends on a hierarchical bureaucracy, but one that does also provide significant autonomy to its individual organizations or brands like Andrews Institute. Baptist Health Care’s organizational structure includes a Board of Directors and Senior Officers including Chief Compliance Officer, Chief Financial Officer, Chief Transition Officer,… Continue Reading...

Harry Truman Atomic Bomb Decision Reflective

advised that such a move would most likely “be opposed not only by the available organized military forces of the Empire, but also by a fanatically hostile population” (National Park Service, 2016). It should also be noted that given that Japan had so far refused to surrender despite there being clear signs of certain defeat in the long-term, there were no guarantees that ground invasion would motivate surrender. In that regard, therefore, this was largely an impractical option. Third, President Truman also had the option of dropping the atomic bomb in an uninhabited or sparsely populated area (like an… Continue Reading...

Criminal Justice Organization and Management

the fact that police are not engaged in a military campaign against an enemy but are actually working among civilians in communities and are there to serve and protect them. Because police are routinely interacting with communities, there is also a need for them to apply a community-oriented model of policing so that they are not constantly applying military principles and militaristic examples of force on members of the community who would rather see a more open, supportive, and communicative relationship develop between law enforcement and community members. Why the Paramilitary Model Can Help military training and discipline can… Continue Reading...

Panama and Haiti Interventions

able to take his seat as the nation’s democratically elected president. The military intervention then became a peace keeping mission instead of a combat mission. The media did not put the mission in a positive light, however: they played up the voices of critics who claimed that the intervention was just a diversionary tactic to “get the spotlight off all [Clinton’] scandals” (Milburn Haiti Video 1, n.d.). Clinton tried to generate cognitions of upholding Democratic Freedom with the Haitian intervention and appeal to American love for democracy, but many skeptics did not like Aristide or his politics so this… Continue Reading...

Impact Of Mainstream Media on Perception Of Events

with the conflict’s history. Journalists using the term ‘occupied’ failed to explain that it is a military occupation, causing certain audience groups to erroneously believe Palestinians were ‘occupiers’, as they were residing in the disputed territory (Happer & Philo, 2013). Media reactions to the 2008 financial crisis and its consequences demonstrate how contradictory ideologies fight for legitimacy. The crisis’s main instigator was: global banks gave loans of large sums to the inflated American, British and European property markets, typically to individuals and organizations without the capacity of repaying them. Disproportionate bonuses and profit - seeking goals implied deals were… Continue Reading...

Emergency Management and National, State, County, and Local Responses

targets may be more apt to be urban or military in nature. The components of the National Response Framework include strategies for prevention, protection, mitigation, response, and recovery. This four phases of the disaster response framework reflects the philosophy that ideally preventing disasters, both natural and manmade, is ideal. But at present it is not realistic to assume that all disasters can be prevented, and thus there are mitigation and protection strategies to deal with this fact. Depending on the nature of the organization, more of its efforts may be devoted to one of the four phases, but effective… Continue Reading...

Effective Treatment for Veterans with Ptsd

veterans commit suicide because they are not finding the help they need to deal with their trauma-related issues ( military Times, 2016). Helping veterans to receive treatment is not easy, however, as there are a number of obstacles that get in the way—from the stigma of being seen as one suffering from a mental or emotional disorder to the problem of isolation, or PTSD being masked by other symptoms such as alcoholism or drug abuse and thus going untreated. This paper will discuss how care providers can more effectively treat veterans with PTSD by becoming aware of the challenges to… Continue Reading...

Investing in China

nothing new but it can be problematic if tensions rise between the West and the Chinese. military disputes could set off a hot war, especially if the West presses its point on the South China Seas. However, should the trade war de-escalate and no hot war commence, the heavy hand of the Chinese government might be of no concern to the Western investor—especially if the Western company is engaged in a JV that allows domestic investment to flourish. China’s confidence on the world stage is bolstered by its alliance with Russia of late as well as its friendships with… Continue Reading...

Palestine and the Jewish State

on the other hand has been selected to receive nearly $40 billion in military aid over the next ten years (Baker & Hirschfeld Davis, 2016). Were the conflict depicted by mainstream media in much simpler terms—i.e., as a Zionist-occupation of Palestinian territory—it would be much more difficult for the state to justify this kind of support to Israel. This uneven distribution of funds as well as the coverage of the conflict by mainstream media suggests that the Western state is far more sympathetic to the Israeli-side of the story—and as Robinson (2002) indicates, the effect of spectacle, the application… Continue Reading...

Psychology Questionnaire

activity can be found and push for partisan objectives like an increased military budget. These actions demonstrated by specific use of vocabulary during newscasts, shows how layered and complex the manipulation is. Politics are not simply performed when politicians give speeches. Rather, it is behind what people see as a normal, emotional reaction. 4. PTSD is a great means of conceptualizing classical conditioning. “In the classical conditioning model, the traumatic stimulus (unconditioned stimulus) has induced an intense unpleasant reaction of fear, helplessness, or horror” (Cicchetti & Cohen, 2006, p. 364). When the Bush ad with the revolving door first… Continue Reading...

Boston Marathon Bombings

their homes, as police conducted door-to-door searches in Watertown and military-style vehicles patrolled the streets” (para. 4). The younger brother, who had been wounded in the previous gunfights, was apprehended shortly thereafter when a Watertown resident noticed blood leading to a boat in his backyard and called 911 (Frommer, 2013). Following a brief standoff, the younger brother was taken into custody at approximately 8:00 p.m. on April 19 but is too injured to speak with law enforcement authorities at the time (Lonky, 2017). Investigators did recover a scribbled note in the boat that indicated the two bombings were in… Continue Reading...

Utilitarianism

bill for my health care. Other programs will likely have to be cut—such as social security. Spending on the military would probably have to be cut in order to make sure there is enough money to cover everyone’s health care. I for one think spending on the military should be cut because we are in too many foreign lands already—however, if it were cut, it would cause a lot of people who depend on the military for their livelihoods, such as soldiers and contractors, to have to find new work, which might not be easy, especially if our economy… Continue Reading...

Conscription During World War Two Canada

as a political measure to promote sensitivity to pertinent views, but also functions as a strategic military measure to promote tactical commitment. This would help in a more efficient organization of manpower were Canada to find itself in a conflict situation such as the one encountered in World War 2. It is important to note that today, various factors of geopolitical significance further increase the risk of a large-scale military conflict. Were this to happen, Canada could use the lessons from the World War 2 enlistment conflict to better organize its manpower. J.L. Granatstein, and J.M. Hitsman. 1977. Broken… Continue Reading...

Virtue Ethics Responses

that all parents ultimately need to exhibit. Response 2 Serving in the military does require the cultivation of ethical virtues. Just as with parenting, a First Sergeant role involves placing the needs of others before the self—not only because it is one’s duty but because one is driven to do so by ethical virtues and strong moral character. The Air Force and any other military branch depends on ethical people because in times of need, those who have strong ethical characters will be able to rise to the occasion, being ingrained with a strong moral compass. Relationships in the military are… Continue Reading...

Army Diversity

one among the biggest and trickiest HR management challenges faced by military HR leaders in the last twenty to thirty years. Increased diversity in the areas of recruitment, employment and development has challenged conventional armed forces organizational principles, standards, outlooks, and beliefs. It has led to the modification and revision of HR models, practices, policies, and initiatives (Pinch, 2006). Pinch (2006) states that several entities consider diversity a key value of multicultural, egalitarian societies; corporations ought to, therefore, seek diversity irrespective of its link to performance measures. From the standpoint of HR management, diversity has largely been examined in… Continue Reading...

Medical Evacuation Evolution in the Us

to the US soldiers (Mabry et al., 2012). The military has developed highly capable medical units for transporting and evacuating injured soldiers. These air ambulances have been nicknamed flying ICUs because they have advanced medical equipment and they can transport the wounded to the US in less than three days of them being wounded (Gawande, 2004). However, the actual number of days will vary based on the individual requirements of the patient. References Gawande, A. (2004). Casualties of war—military care for the wounded from Iraq and Afghanistan. New England Journal of Medicine, 351(24), 2471-2475. Hawk, A., Calhoun, J. H.,… Continue Reading...

Women's Roles During World War Ii

women by 1943. There were approximately 350,000 women who joined the military during World War 2. The women worked as nurses, repaired airplanes, drove trucks, and performed clerical work in order to free up the men for combat (Craven et al.). Some of the women also flew planes from the factories to military bases, transported cargo and they participated in strafing and target simulations. There were challenges during World War 2 that women faced especially mothers. Mothers now had dual roles as workers and mothers. In order to address this dual role, Eleanor Roosevelt urged her husband to approve… Continue Reading...

Third World Relations with Other Worlds

Even as the world strong and influential nations realized the political changes and military supremacy over other, the third world, majorly the African nations also had a shift in the political trends internally. It was during this time that the African nations the vulnerability of the European nations even in war yet they are the ones that colonized them. What followed was a mass scramble for the emancipation and decolonization of the African nations in the 1960s. the mere fact that the European could stand scared under the gun fire as opposed to the usually seen commanding and towering… Continue Reading...

Kublai Khan Improvements to the Chinese System and Ideals

inside his domain: the Mongols, Central China, North China, and South China. Since Mongol society depended on military standards; the military family unit, craftsmen, and skilled workers picked up benefits, while the literati was downgraded. As per Chinese Social History: Translations of Selected Studies, the quantity of craftsmen in Yuan expanded to 400 000 (Khan, 2017). This uncovered how wanted the status of a craftsman was because of its benefits. Nonetheless, this number was addressed as the Mongols were under a strict order to save the craftsmen during the fight. This signified that an ordinary man would guarantee themselves… Continue Reading...

Alice Walker’s “everyday Use” and Individual Identity

who did yoga. As a half-Hispanic, half-European career member of the U.S. Navy and a former military brat, I similarly defy such conventional categories and seek to make my own new ones. My identity categories do not define me, but nor do I shun them like Dee did when she was younger. I feel confident of who I am, where my ancestors have come from, and where I am going. To embrace who we are, I believe, means embracing who are family members were in the past, but it also means understanding that they were human beings who were not… Continue Reading...

Syria’s Civil War and the Refugee Crisis

the pressure it can exert diplomatically and through the presence and actions of the military. With America bombing the Islamic state in Syria for months now, and no results being reaped whatsoever, a sense of hopelessness has encroached over many Syrian refugees. If America can’t solve this problem, then who can? America’s failure to make any progress brings up a host of questions—can anyone effectively help the conflict? Will it be like this forever? Can Syrian refugees ever return to Syria? With America’s failure, the future seems even bleaker and more nebulous. These elements can’t help but influence a… Continue Reading...

Bangladeshi Culture in Both Pre and Post Partition

West Bengal as ‘Language Martyrs’ Day’. The East Pakistanis’ animosity never stopped growing, particularly when military rulers kept arriving. Later, to commemorate the 1952 deaths, the UNESCO declared 21st February as the ‘International Mother Language Day’ (Bangladesh War of Independence, 2016). References Bangladesh War of Independence (2016). Retrieved 27 April 2018 from http://www.newworldencyclopedia.org/entry/Bangladesh_War_of_Independence. Cheema, T. S. (2013). Pakistan Bangladesh Relations. Unistar Books. Guhathakurta, M., & van Schendel, W. (Eds.). (2013). The Bangladesh reader: History, culture, politics. Duke University Press. Continue Reading...

The Book Trade in Early Modern China

facilitation of opium trade between itself and Europe. Of course, this eventually resulted in the decisive military conflict, ending in a victory of British economic interests. But even before that, the British engaged in a war for Chinese hearts and minds. As noted by Chen, in British thought and writing, it was assumed that the Chinese regarded the British as uncultured barbarians, although this was a highly schematic view of how the Chinese actually perceived the outside world. This resulted in the establishment of the Society for the Diffusion of Useful Knowledge in China (1834-1839), a society which, of… Continue Reading...

Veterans with Ptsd

civilian life and attempt to make the transition from military norms to civilian living (Orazem et al., 2017). This paper will discuss this specific population, its needs, policies and laws that impact this population, barriers to resource utilization, and how the nursing profession can promote change to improve healthcare outcomes for this veteran population. The Population 2.8 million veterans of the Afghanistan and Iraq wars served and 1.3 million make up the population of this study as that many are estimated to be at risk for some form of PTSD-related symptoms (Kang et al., 2015). Their military experience typically… Continue Reading...

Hurricane Harvey and Emergency Management

of the federal government including, but not limited to, EPA, the Transportation Department, and the military, the headquarters of FEMA served as the command center with all systems going in an attempt to mitigate the impact of the disaster. Many lessons could be derived from the preparations prior to, and response to, Hurricane Harvey. One of these is the cross-boundary nature of disasters of this nature. Towards this end, the relevance of collaboration cannot be overstated so as to prevent instances of overlap and redundancy. Indeed, as Brandon, Lombardi, and Shen (2017) point out, “multi?agency collaboration is important in the… Continue Reading...

Novel Gone with the Wind by Margaret Mitchell Essay

author, redirects a natural slavery feature- the master’s human parasitism- as more condemnation of the presence of the Federal military in the South. Yet, in a funny irony, the vegetables defended by Scarlett, most likely scavenged from the slave garden at Twelve Oaks, are probably the stolen products of slave labor (Adkins 48). In this tale, Gone with the Wind, the author appears unwilling to tolerate the likelihood that Gerald O’Hara or John Wilkes would ever sell their slaves any further than the neighboring plantation. In her elicitation of My Old Kentucky Home Good-Night, she most frequently refers to… Continue Reading...

The Effects Of Toxic Leadership on Unit

An effective military unit is built on the firm foundation of quality leadership; leadership drives performance outcomes and creates the organizational climate and culture necessary for success. While multiple leadership styles can prove effective under various circumstances, toxic leadership almost always has an adverse impact on morale within the unit (Sadulski, 2018). Toxic leadership undermines trust, creates a climate of fear, and can even “violate the legitimate interests of the organization,” (Aubrey, 2012, p. 4). In fact, the effects of toxic leadership can reverberate far beyond the immediate… Continue Reading...

Two Sides to Every Story Kashmir Today

invasion and therefore he finally requested Indian Government to render necessary military support.”[footnoteRef:17] The reference to “alien invasion” is telling in the extreme, and helps explain the Indian government’s efforts to characterize its efforts in Kashmir as necessary responses to Pakistani acts of compellence. [17: Sum and Moorthy (2013), 156.] It is noteworthy that India’s response to the formal request by the then-leader of Kashmir was preconditioned on Kashmir’s accession to India, but the maharaja’s hands were essentially tied by this point and he approved the Instrument of Accession to India on October 26, 1947.[footnoteRef:18] Following its accession, India… Continue Reading...

How Modern Medicine Was Developed

training and they were not able to perform anatomical testing on the specimens they received. This led to the military medical heads to offer the training and also invited other medical staff with experience to offer the training. Dissemination of new medical knowledge that resulted in the physicians better understanding disease causation, surgical techniques, and hospital construction. The result of this was that physicians were no longer visiting patients at their homes, but rather treating patients in hospitals. Construction of hospitals after the war also led to the elimination of physicians who had no proper training. References Bynum, W.… Continue Reading...

Hannah Hoch

and importance is in its character. As Makela notes, it humorously “unites representatives of the former Empire, the military, and the new, moderate government of the Republic in the ‘anti-Dada’ corner at the upper right, while grouping Communists and other radicals together with the Dadaists at the lower right” (25). Around them all are the dancing girls, celebrating the fact that soon they will be voting, too. The Bride (1924-27) The Bride represents matrimonial union of the new woman and the same old man, wearing a coat and tails. The new woman is distracted by all the ideas circling… Continue Reading...

Ben Kuroki Most Honorable Son Documentary

young adulthood. Be sure to include location and how he eventually joined the military. The documentary film Most Honorable Son is about Nebraska-born Ben Kuroki, the first Japanese-American war hero. Kuroki’s early childhood was spent in a small farming community in Nebraska. He did well in school, but if it were not for the bombing of Pearl Harbor, Kuroki might not have pursued a military career. The bombing of Pearl Harbor inspired the entire Kuroki family to fight for their country, the United States, partly driven out of shame and a need to prove their honor and loyalty. Kuroki’s… Continue Reading...

Is Erdogan an Extension Of the Ottoman Empire

global trade routes to bolster power and influence in and beyond Eurasia. The use of military might, of economic influence, and also of religious and cultural tools for social control and hegemony all characterized the Ottoman Empire in its heyday. At the beginning of the twentieth century, shifting balances of power, modernization, and the dismantling of authoritarian regimes trended worldwide and facilitated the breakdown of the Ottoman Empire. A new identity for the modern nation-state of Turkey emerged under the secular leadership of Mustafa Kemal Atatürk. Atatürk transformed many of the Ottoman political, social, and economic institutions under the… Continue Reading...

Capras Negro Soldier

American film industry. The image of the African American suddenly evolved—and though it was the only military film in its time that tried to weave the African American into the fabric of American life, its use of positive black images did much to transform the dynamic of race in film. As Cripps explains, after 1945, it was difficult for audiences to remember that race movies used to be a staple of the American scene.[footnoteRef:7] By setting the film in a small church with the well-spoken and articulate African American preacher Pastor Moss at the head of the congregation, The… Continue Reading...

Followership in the Army Servant Leadership

offers novel insight into how to cultivate the type of organizational culture and climate conducive to achieving military goals and objectives. Servant leaders and their followers are two sides of the same coin, as both followership and servant leadership require a dedication to shared values and goals. Unlike the concept of followership, servant leadership is ultimately about making strong decisions with vision and foresight. However, servant leadership means exercising power from a position of humility. Being altruistic and selfless allows both servant leaders and their followers to work together to achieve mutually beneficial outcomes (Jacobs, 2006). Within the framework… Continue Reading...

Art Of War

Therefore, “Terrain” offers an unparalleled level of detail on the subject of geography that is of tremendous use to military strategists. Sun Tzu extends his discussion on the importance of terrain in Chapter Eleven of The Art of War, showing how terrain impacts the nine main possibilities for battleground formation and how to address challenges and crises by using skilful means. Introduction: Why Terrain? Even in an era of cyber, aviation, and space tactics in military activity, terrain remains important for all strategy and warfare. In fact, the principles embedded in Sun Tzu’s chapter on “Terrain” in The War… Continue Reading...

Leadership in the Army

applied stages. Nowhere is leadership more important than in the military, which is why the principles taught in this course will continue to resonate with me as I progress in my career. While every lesson has something to offer, the modules on leadership theories and on ethics have proved especially helpful for me to gain insight into different styles and approaches. For example, Big Man theory, trait theory, and situational leadership theories all apply to the Army. Because I have a better understanding of the diversity of leadership styles, my attitudes about leadership have changed since taking this course.… Continue Reading...

Positive Contributions by Veterans in the Construction Sector Essay

are trained to get the task done in the right manner irrespective of the circumstances: In the military it's like, okay, we're going to do this until we get it done, and we're going to get it done right. Your subordinates may hate it, but they know they're going to have to stay there and get it done and get it done right.     I had some experience with hiring a veteran in my previous career that I immediately saw the benefit: the disciple, the organization, the drive and motivation. I recognized that skill set and those attributes being very… Continue Reading...

Key Resources Critical Infrastructure

confidential information, sensitive equipment, processes and materials. They may be military installations, national laboratories, courthouse embassies etc. (Moteff & Parfomak, 2004). Public health and healthcare: The sector is made up of local and state health departments, health clinics, hospitals, mental facilities, laboratories, pharmaceuticals, mortuaries, nursing homes etc. (Moteff, 2005). Information technology: This sector is made up of distributed and virtual functions that offer IT services and products such as software, hardware and services (Fisher & Norman, 2010). National Icons and Monuments: The sector comprises of different assets situated in various U.S. territories. The icons and monuments are either historic… Continue Reading...

The Challenge Of Doctors Without Borders

it is a significant one. Just imagine what would happen if only a fraction of the money spent on military would be spent on organizations like Doctors without Borders to allow care to be delivered wherever it is needed. Even in the U.S. there are reports about people not having access to care. Even in America there are problems of people dying because no health care providers are there to serve their needs. There are underserved populations even right here at home—and if one cannot feel compelled to care about those across the sea, perhaps one can begin to… Continue Reading...

Fema and Hurricane Katrina

for interoperability among the various civilian agencies at different levels—local, state and federal—integrating with that an effective military response” (p. 3). This collaboration was pivotal to the response because it brought civilian agencies in line with the Coast Guard to allow all of them to pursue one objective: singleness of purpose allowed for prompt rescue of thousands of stranded persons. Another example was that of collaboration between the Department of Defense (DOD) and FEMA. As the E-PARCC Collaborative Governance Initiative (2008) showed, the DOD was “sluggish” both in the days before landfall and immediately after Katrina hit. Then it… Continue Reading...

Fedex Organizational Design

Fred Smith, is a former Marine and brought a lot of military influence to the company's culture and structure. This paper will examine the organizational design at FedEx, and perhaps make recommendations for the transformation of some aspects of it. Formal Structure The formal structure of FedEx is as follows. The highest level breaks the company down into its multiple operating subsidiaries. Many of these were brought into FedEx via acquisition, and therefore not fully integrated into the structure of the company, but rather left as standalone entities with only thin links back to the core overnight business. The… Continue Reading...

Physical Security Design and Methods Of Security

the prevention of crime through a sound environmental design. Security lighting is fundamental in commercial areas, military settings, institutions of learning, and residential areas. Floodlights are often used in sport centers to illuminate the playground and the stands. Discharge lamps of high intensity are energy efficient hence reducing running costs. Where a security environment is poorly lit chances are higher that criminal or terrorist activities may be executed by opportunists. The quality of the images captured on CCTV cameras may also be significantly compromised if the lighting used is poor or nonexistent. Fennelly (2013) proposes the CPTED (Crime Prevention… Continue Reading...

The Things They Carried

means a soldier needs to be hard, void of emotion. “The military has capitalized on this dichotomy in its construction of the soldiering identity. ... discomfort, and by goading soldiers with the gendered expectation of stoicism, militaries enforce an expectation that soldiers will tolerate willingly…” (Taylor and Voorhee 46) Most of the horror in war is often masked, hidden from view, in particular when the war ends because it is almost expected of a soldier to simply deal with the aftermath stoically, quietly. O’Brien narrates the “things” inside the soldiers and their need to keep it all within. “By… Continue Reading...

Democratic Development in Africa Challenges

to Cooper, the West mostly perpetuated the rein of Mobutu through the advancement of both financial and military support. Essentially, he was seen as “a bastion against communism or other destabilizing forces” (166).[footnoteRef:18] This emboldened Mobutu to even adopt more authoritarian policies and effectively graduated him to a despot with his top-down model or leadership, or in other words what Cooper refers to as a “prefectoral” system.[footnoteRef:19] In due course, the state was being run like a mafia organization.[footnoteRef:20] Dissent was mercilessly crushed. According to Reno, failure by agencies to enforce the relevant laws effectively makes it easy for… Continue Reading...

The Mission Of Usaa

Summary The United Services Automobile Association (USAA) specializes in providing insurance for individuals and families of the military community. From auto insurance to renters insurance to flood and life insurance, USAA is there for service men and women who have put themselves on the front lines to serve their country. For that reason, USAA is there to serve them: indeed, the company’s slogan is: “We know what it means to serve” (USAA, 2018). The organization also offers investment products, loans, banking services, advice, mortgage assistance and more. This paper will provide the mission and vision statement of USAA, describe the… Continue Reading...

Joint Function As Related to Operation Anaconda

the US was committed to winning. This operation would test our military's readiness for joint operations against a hardened and willing adversary. Thesis: With so many different nations fighting along with our own branches of the military, it would test our ability to conduct joint operations on multiple levels. There are six warfighting functions that are used by commanders at all levels of war. These functions are mission command, movement and maneuver, intelligence, fires, sustainment, and protection. A warfighting function is defined as a group of tasks and systems that are united by a common purpose that is used… Continue Reading...

The Effect Of Trauma on the Brain

out, certainly this is the situation that I see in military personnel who have been involved in combat but everybody gets stressed out: bills, family relations, neighbors making too much noise or whatever, OK. That hyper arousal, that primitive animal brain is pumping out stress hormones, interfering with sleep, keeping you up” (Riggs, 2017). The symptoms that people identify as symptoms of trauma or of PTSD are actually symptoms of the brain’s hyper arousal. It is not that people who have been traumatized have bad memories—it is that their brain is in a state of hyper arousal and is… Continue Reading...

Communism in Latin America

Latin America’s tradition of corrupt practices as their conservative predecessors, civilian or military, elected or imposed.” The Latin American Left failed to realize and address the corruption at the heart of the leftist power structure—and that is what has caused them to be blind to the problems underling their societies. In turn, the international community has found it difficult to embrace any type of policy that views these governments as legitimate. The Attitude of the U.S. The attitude of the U.S. towards the Latin American Left has been largely antagonistic. Milan (2018) points out that while “forces on the… Continue Reading...

Defence and National Strategy

space and cyberspace; power projection; air diplomacy; global situational awareness; and military support to civil authorities. The above mentioned capabilities are divided into three parts; one that defines it, one that develops a national strategy vision and one that describes its shocks – highlights the strengths and weaknesses of each capability (Gates, 2009). Certain recommendations have been made to help the Air Force achieve national strategic vision. The Air Force has strong ties to technological developments. Therefore, failure to anticipate the future proves more detrimental than inaccurate predictions. The technological advancements between now and vision 2030 can cause the… Continue Reading...

Swot Analysis for Medical Spray

necessarily a decision that the company can make on its own. The military is another market that has potential, because of the necessity of treating injuries in the field. There are opportunities to sell both the cast and the bandage applications, or a combination, but at a $100 price point the cast application is the more promising – bandages are cheap and portable so this product lacks competitive advantage in that category. But in casts, it has strong competitive advantage. The regulators are a threat. If this is deemed to be a medical device, and thus falls under regulatory… Continue Reading...

Treatment and Therapy Of Cholera

Historical Quarterly reports that its victims were largely confined to that of the military. Physicians’ practices reflected the most contemporary knowledge of how to contain the spread and Snow’s now-accepted research, including disinfection of all surfaces that came into contact with sufferers and the burning of bedding and clothing (Power and Younger 389). Works Cited Buczek, Monika. “Wells and Wellness Part I: The History of Cholera.” American Society for Microbiology. Web. 22 Oct 2018. https://www.asm.org/index.php/general-science-blog/item/7122-wells-and-wellness-part- i-the-history-of-cholera Daly, Walter J. “The Black Cholera Comes to the Central Valley of America in the 19th Century- 1832, 1849, and Later.” Transactions of the American… Continue Reading...

Comparing Nations Civil Order Control

was a workers’ strike or protest being put down by military force or a holdout of a religious sect like the Branch Davidians in Waco being smoked out by the ATF. This paper will discuss how the U.S. deals with these problems and compare and contrast these approaches to other countries, such as Saudi Arabia, Japan, England, and China. It will also discuss the factors that contribute to these similarities. Civil order control in the U.S., like that in England, China, Japan or China, is based on the need for the government to prevent a situation from escalating and… Continue Reading...

Us Foreign Policy and the Use Of American Military Power

from External Threats, Historical Precedents Suggest That Rather Few Limits Will Be Placed on The Use of American military Power, Or on The Constraints the United States Will Impose on The Peoples of Other Countries.” The government of America exists for its citizens’ welfare, an obligation which encompasses being in charge of both its internal and external affairs. US foreign policy’s key principles are: defense of the physical territory of America, safeguarding citizens from attacks by enemies, promoting the status and economic interests of America, and promoting the nation’s democracy- and freedom- related values across the world. By end-twentieth… Continue Reading...

Feminist Theory and International Relations

how women in the U.S. are routinely kept out of leadership positions, especially in the military.[footnoteRef:12] In short, Tickner understands the emotive and argumentative power of knowledge, and in particular the objectivity of facts, which she considers to be used all too frequently to strengthen the male perspective at the expense of women in IR.  Feminist IR theory seeks to challenge this dynamic. [12: Tickner, J. Ann. "Hans Morgenthau's principles of political realism: A feminist reformulation." Millennium 17, no. 3 (1988), 430..] Bibliography Cohn, Carol. "Sex and death in the rational world of defense intellectuals." Signs: Journal of women in culture and… Continue Reading...

The Reagan Administration U S Diplomatic Relations with the Uk Throughout the Falkland War

to forcibly take the islands. The government led by a military junta that thought that forcibly taking the islands would unite the country behind it as it was facing a significant decline in popularity because of human rights abuses and economic mismanagement. For this reason, the government sent over 1000 troops to the Falklands Islands for the recovery mission on the 2nd of April 1982 (“Crisis in the South Atlantic,” N.D.). As the military government expected, many in Argentina reacted positively to the news of the recovery mission. Large ecstatic crowds turned up in the capital to show political… Continue Reading...

Dana Incorporated Implementing Change

change. Peace as a vision to change necessitates the need for reducing the military force’s size. military forces of small size increases their capabilities because the diversity and number of missions will have increased. Reduced budgets creates friction among the services. Another example of vision change is information technology (Kotter, 2012). Information technology facilitates downsizing and structural decentralization. This requires people to develop new skills because power shifts from centralized functions to operating units within the organization. Demographic changes has been creating pressure for vision change in organizations. Response to demographic diversity structurally include; programs and policies such as affirmative… Continue Reading...

Transformational Leadership and Transactional Leadership

as is highly apparent in situations such as the military and big companies where the leadership style is widely used (Cherry, 2018). Transactional leadership is not an optimal leadership style where innovation and creativity are highly required. Nonetheless, in environments where the completion of tasks requires specific linear processes, a transactional leader is likely to excel. The leadership style is therefore very useful for large big organizations with well-defined processes. The military, policing, and sports franchises also have leaders with transactional leadership qualities (Cherry, 2018). A great example of a transactional leader is Bill Gates. Bill Gates is a… Continue Reading...

The Islamic State Vice News

Problem/Puzzle The Islamic State has garnered support with surprising speed, perplexing policy analysts, sociologists, and military strategists alike. Main Argument As investigative journalism, The Islamic State does not necessarily have a central argument as much as a mission to expose the realities of life within the Islamic State. The journalists do want viewers to understand what draws people to support the jihadist movement. Theories & Concepts Islamic State interpretations of Sharia law are one issue discussed in the documentary. Jihadism is of course another concept addressed throughout the documentary. Empirical Evidence As documentary evidence itself, The Islamic State is… Continue Reading...

Nursing Turnover and Leadership

supporting “projects that will build upon the unique leadership skills, abilities, and training that military veterans possess in order to reduce the burden of transitioning into professional nursing careers.” This is the type of grant that could be very supportive in making sure we obtained the funding required for addressing the problem of nursing turnover. In conclusion, nursing turnover is a considerable problem that nursing leaders and managers will have to face. The problem stems from dissatisfaction among nurses (they are overworked, fatigued, burned out, and disillusioned about their ability to provide quality care to patients because of a… Continue Reading...

Social Media and Fake Newa

the truth. Kardas (2017) calls it the rise of the media-industrial complex—and just as Eisenhower warned against the military-industrial complex, so too must we be wary of this new media, which aims to control narratives no matter what the truth of the matter is. Social media is really beyond our control at this point—but even there we can start demanding that fair treatment across the board be provided. We note that in recent months, various conservative social media users have lost their accounts on Facebook, Twitter and YouTube because their views do not mesh with the mainstream media’s. The… Continue Reading...

Military Tribunals or Federal Courts Terrorism

have taken place in civilian courts and others in military courts, neither of which seem ideally suited to address the complex issues associated with terrorism. Since September 11, the federal government expanded its own powers to detail terrorist suspects indefinitely without a trial, overriding Constitutional law. One of the reasons why terrorist trials are so inconsistent and ambiguous is because of disagreements over the efficacy, ethics, legality, and desirability of the power to refuse suspects the rights otherwise bestowed upon the accused. As Bennett & Litt (2009) point out, “the government’s legal, practical and moral authority to detain suspected… Continue Reading...

Theories and International Relations

because mall countries focus more on survival while large ones focus on dominating the world in terms of military, economic and political affairs. Social norms is also associated with constructivism. Social norms can be referred to as standards for an appropriate behavior within a provided identity. Countries with identities are expected to comply with the social norms associated with the identity. The idea arises with expectations of some acceptable behaviors than others. People behave in a particular manner because they believe it is appropriate for them to do so. Conventional constructivists asks the question “what.” They even have a… Continue Reading...

Israel S Human Rights Violations

life of other Israelis. The discrimination penetrated to the military education and housing3. Although the protests by the Ethiopian Jews was not in any way connected to the planning of the black lives matter movement, most of the protests in Tel Aviv were greatly inspired by the heroism showed by the African American protesters and the cultural icons among the black people. [2: Ade-Serrano, Yetunde, and Ohemaa Nkansa-Dwamena. 2016. “Black Lives Matter.” Psychologist. British Psychological Society. doi:10.1001/jama.2016.1689.] [3: Sheen, D. (2016, July 14). #BlackLivesMatter, Israel and the fight against racism. The New Arab. Retrieved November 25, 2018 ] Some of… Continue Reading...

Challenges Of Command and Control Leadership

This kind of leadership style has its roots in the military. In the command and control leadership style, the leader is always in command and they are also in control of the employees. According to Smith et al. (2016) the command and control leadership style is authoritative and makes use of standards, procedures, and output statistics in order to regulate the organization. The leader is authoritative in nature and this fits well in bureaucratic organizations where privilege and power are vested with the senior management (Woods, 2016). With this leadership style, there is a clear distinction between the employees… Continue Reading...

New Equipment Development on Operation Influence Of Air Force

Introduction Having been incepted in 1947, the United States Air Force (USAF) is effectively the country’s youngest military formation. It is important to note, from the onset, that USAF came to be as a consequence of the need to ensure that the U.S. has a decisive advantage as far as the character of warfare is concerned. This is more so the case in reference to long-range bombing. The USAF has, since then, continued to be seen as the force of the future. It therefore follows that the relevance of modernizing USAF and equipping it with new tools of engagement cannot… Continue Reading...

How Germans View the Holocaust

to be in secret and a Final Solution of the German military and Hitler. Most Germans do not feel they are a part of this Holocaust. But they are told in the West they must pay for this crime. In East Germany, they do not want to hear this. In West Germany, they are more open because as Kennedy said, they were not closed off like the Soviet Union. West Germany could look at the Holocaust idea but even still this was hard for them to do because of their belief in German culture and German people—why would German… Continue Reading...

Army Leadership Issues

that leadership plays in cultivating the type of ethical climate conducive to effective military action. The most pressing issues in army leadership and management include the establishment of an organizational climate that is solution-focused, built on a solid ethical footing. More specific issues at stake in army leadership relate to the ways current managers cultivate the talents and skills in their subordinates, recognizing high achievers or those with high potential and promoting leadership development within the army. Leadership development is not always presented or promoted effectively within the army, which impedes the ability of the organization to fulfill its… Continue Reading...

Mao Zedong and Defense Philosophy

a single campaign (Cheng, 2011). The future war may not include occupation of the Chinese territory although the military, economic and political environments are likely to be attacked. These future wars will entail joint operations over the land, air, sea, outer space, and cyberspace. The war may even entail use of advanced technology especially in information systems (Cheng, 2011). The analysis of the possible wars has driven PLA to come up with actionable lessons. The evolution of war has made it necessary for PLA to pay particular attention to active defense against long range missiles, stealth aircrafts, and helicopters.… Continue Reading...

Federal Agency Anti-drug Unit Interview

helps to keep the streets safe," he notes, while citing that his family's history in the military and police made the transition to law enforcement a natural move for him. "I wanted to become police because I recognized the respect that people gave my family for being in that same position. I wanted that same respect." "In this job, you do get a lot of recognition for what you do. You know that you help to keep your country safe, but that other people know this too is important," he tells me, taking a sip of his tea. I… Continue Reading...

The Invention Of Peanut Butter by Matt Haig Identity

named individuals. Everyone works together and helps one another. There is no need for a military, laws, or money. As soon as individualization and mass production is introduced to the society, its fragile social order begins to break down. A young boy named Sol invents peanut butter. The invention of something distinct which sets Sol apart from his fellow village inhabitants means that now people want something they cannot have by sampling the bounty of nature. As a result, Sol tries to profit off of his creation, eventually creating a system where he is in charge of the society,… Continue Reading...

Do We Need Globalization

pray to God that his country build a strong military just in case it is needed. To overcome these difficulties, Constantinescu (2015) has developed a theory that fewer international languages are required—i.e., a culling of the herd of languages is necessary. The fewer languages available on the global stage, the less complexity and confusion there may be. The fewer opportunities there are to discuss in a multitude of different words with all their different suggestive powers and meanings, the less likely there is to be dispute. Constantinescu (2015) suggests that in order for the global culture that global communications… Continue Reading...

Justification Of the State

problems in such states is that there are no sufficient manpower resources to offer effective service in the military, police and other such services. In fact, where units of such services exist, they are widely viewed as part of the problem afflicting the people. The reasons for the perceptions are broad. They may be viewed as corrupt or supporting criminal gangs that operate counter to the wishes of the wider society. They may also be tools used by the existing regime to oppress the masses. Such units have a record of violating human rights. There have been many efforts… Continue Reading...

Puerto Ricans and Us Immigration

the experience Puerto Ricans were subjected to by civilian authorities and the military (Santos, 2017). If you wish to get along with life and the people in Puerto Rico as a visitor, it is important to understand Puerto Rican culture. One must know what is appropriate to say and what would rub the sensitivities of the Puerto Rican people the wrong way. In your time in the archipelago of the Caribbean, there are some things that you must avoid saying. There are also some that you can do to show appreciation and alignment to the way of life of… Continue Reading...

Privatization Of Space Travel

an economic perspective. Space Exploration The earliest exploration of space was strictly a governmental endeavor. If not strictly military in nature, it was close. The costs associated with space exploration in the 20th century was extraordinary, and there was absolutely no monetary gain to be had from such exploration. It was, at that time, only in the realm of science fiction that money could be made from space, aside from launching satellites. Yet today, it is not out of the realm of possibility that money can be made in space – and certainly we can envision a point in the future,… Continue Reading...

Operation Anaconda

Anaconda has been used to provide significant lessons in the military. Based on Operation Anaconda case study, this paper appraises the battle using the six principles of mission command. Through these principals, the paper provides insights on what could have contributed to the failure of Operation Anaconda. Analysis of Operation Anaconda Using the Six Principles military commanders have traditionally used variations of two basic concepts of command in different operations i.e. mission command and detailed command (Army Doctrine Reference Publication, 2014). However, the most preferred concept or style is mission command, which has been utilized since the 1980s. Mission… Continue Reading...

Operation Chromite

in most ways a typical war drama with requisite sub-plots involving espionage, politics, and military strategy. Similarly, the film serves to reinforce the prevailing narrative about the Korean War, depicting the North Koreans as being summarily evil and one-dimensional while holding the South Koreans, Americans, and other allies as being more complex as well as morally righteous. Although harshly criticized from a filmmaking perspective, Operation Chromite does remain true to the historical events that took place during the Battle of Inchon. The bold invasion did indeed serve as a critical victory in the conflict, even though it still did… Continue Reading...

Why R2p Does Not Work

regime change in the South American country in order to drum up support (both domestically and internationally) for American military action in the southern hemisphere. There are, of course, ethical considerations to be made when considering the R2P doctrine that proponents of the doctrine would rather not be discussed: these include the very real risk that even when R2P appears justified, “humanitarian intervention has negative consequences which overrule its noble intentions”[footnoteRef:4]—case in point being the situation of Libya today now serving as a failed state following the Western campaign to end the reign of Gaddafi. [2: Gareth Evans, The… Continue Reading...

Homeland Security and the Distinction Between Isr and Iaa

from various intelligence disciplines. The intelligence can be in the form of signals or imagery to the military commanders. Improved ISR provides the military commanders with the big picture, enables them to have a clear understanding of the issues as well as allow them to apply the available resources in an efficient manner. The ISR imagery intelligence capabilities were designed to support civil authorities and humanitarian operations in case of an occurrence of a natural disaster. During Hurricane Katrina, the ISR capabilities were used to provide the military with full-motion video and imagery of the hurricane (Knight, 2008). The… Continue Reading...

How Does Public Policy Work

order to drum up support (both domestically and internationally) for American military action in the southern hemisphere. Stakeholders and Affected Constituencies Stakeholders in this issue are all ordinary Americans, as they are the ones ultimately who foot the bill for R2P. They are the constituents who are underserved so that a select group of hawks in the State Department can engage in perpetual war abroad for the benefit of their Israeli supporters. However, there are also stakeholders abroad: nations, such as Russia and China, who find themselves having to intervene after U.S. intervention causes a spectacular mess, leading to… Continue Reading...

The Diagnostic Criteria and Treatments for Ptsd

violence or violation: witnessed or directly experienced (National Center for PTSD, n.d.). military veterans are of course repeatedly exposed to such traumatic events, which is why the prevalence of PTSD is relatively high among this population cohort. In fact, PTSD was once informally described as “shell shock,” (American Psychiatric Association, 2018). When it became apparent that the symptoms of “shell shock” were also common among some victims of rape or child abuse, the concept of PTSD as a psychiatric disorder evolved. While most people experience at least some type of traumatic event during their lifetime, only ten percent of… Continue Reading...

Response to Hurricanes for Hospitals

at different levels—local, state and federal—integrating with that an effective military response” (p. 3). This collaboration was pivotal to the response because it brought civilian agencies in line with the Coast Guard to allow all of them to pursue one objective: to rescue thousands of stranded persons and get them to shelter. Hospitals were not involved in the treatment of many people because of bureaucratic delays and problems establishing effective lines of communication. In order to avoid a lack of collaboration between response and health care, which can negatively impact the overall response to the disaster, this policy would… Continue Reading...

What Is a Good Leadership Style

Leadership Best Practices Introduction military leadership depends upon the ability to motivate, support and drive the team to accomplish the mission. Leadership styles are diverse in the military and can include everything from the autocratic style to the servant leadership style. The key to employing best practices in military leadership, however, is to understand the needs of the situation, the needs of the stakeholders, and the needs of the moment so that the right strategy is employed for the goal to be achieved.[endnoteRef:2] This paper will… Continue Reading...

A Brief History Of Leadership

Row. Copeland, N. (1942). Psychology and the soldier. Harrisburg, PA: military Service Publications. Hemphill, J. K. (1949). Situational factors in leadership. Columbus: Ohio State University, Bureau of Educational Research. Moore, B. V. (1927). The May conference on leadership. Personnel Journal, 6, 124–128.   Continue Reading...

Analysing Individual Family History

family of farmers, it was strange that I wanted to join the military and also get a college degree. Forming my own path and still maintaining some of our family traditions and cultures have been beneficial. A majority of children will follow in the footsteps of their parents, but some will create their own paths. This is demonstrated by Walker (1973) where one of the daughters has a taste for the finer things in life as compared to her mother who appreciates the little that she gets. Family narratives are the best ways for a family to create a… Continue Reading...

Argument for Universal Healthcare United States

already has some limited forms of universal healthcare, addressing the needs of specific patient populations. For example, the American military healthcare system is essentially a universal healthcare system for members of the military. In a study comparing mainstream and military healthcare outcomes among stroke patients, Holtkamp (2017) showed that the universal system practically obliterated race-related disparities. In other words, universal healthcare has the potential to promote health equity and address the social determinants of health far better than a profit-driven system. A universal healthcare system also aligns itself with the human rights and social justice principles outlined and embedded… Continue Reading...

Feudalism in Europe and Japan

social structure that was embedded in an exchange of pieces of land for military service. This paper examines how Europe and Japan dealt differently with feudalism and manorialism. The evaluation is conducted on the premise that while trends may extend across geographical regions, they manifest differently as shown in World History. The Basis for European and Japanese Feudalism As previously indicated, feudalism was a social structure embedded on exchange of pieces of land for military service. Europe and Japan had a feudal system that was commonly known as manor, which influenced the emergence of feudalism. Consequently, the basis for… Continue Reading...

How to Be a Good Commander

with others in effective teamwork. Teamwork amongst officers and enlisted is essential in the military. Effective teamwork relies on a secure platform of trust to serve as its foundation. Embedded in the foundation of strong leadership is the necessity for thorough flow of communication and the consent for deliberation. Providing quality leadership allows for greater influence and effectiveness within mission command. Teamwork Teamwork is built on mutual trust and commitment to the team. Every member has to have a sense of his value, of what he brings to the team and why he is essential to the team’s success.… Continue Reading...

Air Force Tactical Force to Force Exercise

Air Force military Training 4 Aviation Tactical Force- to- Force Exercise military operations entails an interaction of multiple forces, hence sequencing their interaction during training is essential in promoting inter-service cooperation (Col Gopaul, 2017). Efficiency in training is determined by how well the training mirrors the battlefield. The sequencing of the battlefield is configured engaging in multi-service training exercises referred to as force- to- force exercise. Force- to- force exercise training is a form of training that entails training with simulation equipment to… Continue Reading...

Epidemiology and Valley Fever

Valley Fever. In the past, outbreaks have coincided with earthquakes, windstorms, and even military training exercises—all of which have the potential to disrupt the soil and spread the fungus in the air so that it is inhaled by many people (Brown, Benedict, Park & Thompson, 2013). This will allow for a prevention or response plan to be developed appropriately. Second, in the event of an outbreak or in the event of foreknowledge of an event that could trigger an outbreak, appropriate warnings should be provided to the public to remain indoors or to wear breathing masks if they must… Continue Reading...

Can Nato Still Keep the Peace

work together to establish the peace. Throughout the Cold War, NATO was more of a symbol than an actual military alliance. It was not until the Cold War ended that the first joint military NATO operations were conducted. The first was in 1990 and the second in 1991—Anchor Guard and Ace Guard were NATO’s response to Iraq’s invasion of Kuwait. The Gulf War that followed, based on Bush’s trumpeting of the same kind of unsubstantiated claims that his son would make with U.S.’s second Middle Eastern intervention, was the first demonstration of NATO’s force[footnoteRef:2]—i.e., NATO as a wing of… Continue Reading...

The Nature and Origin Of Justice

operates with an aim to the good of the entirety. In a society that is just, the rulers, the military as well as the working individuals, all partake in which they are supposed to (Bhandari, 1998). Furthermore, in a society that is just, the rulers have wisdom, the soldiers have brevity and those producing material goods carry out self-control and are not overcome by their yearnings for gain. Plato specifies that a human being comprises of three key elements including reason, spirit, and appetite. A person is considered to be just when every part of his or her soul… Continue Reading...

How and Why the Vietnam War Began and Unfolded

and it all begun in May 1950 when President Harry Truman sanctioned a modest program of military and economic aid to the French who at that time were fighting in order to retain control of their Indochina colony. This colony included Cambodia, Laos, and Vietnam. The French forces were defeated by the Vietnamese Nationalist (and Communist-led) Viet Minh army forces at Dien Bien Phu in 1954 (Brown 15). This forced the French to yield to the creation of a Communist Vietnam north of the 17th parallel and leaving a non-Communist entity south of the line. While the French were… Continue Reading...

Game Of Thrones

Harrington.  Jon Snow is also a member of the Night’s Watch, a military-like group that is responsible for guarding the Wall that serves as one of the borders of the land controlled by House Stark.    As one would expect with noble houses, they also have allies.  Characters who begin the series associated with House Stark include the Night’s Watch.  The Lord Commander of the Night’s Watch is Jeor Mormont, played by James Cosmo.  Samwell Tarly, played by John Bradley, is also a member, as well as Jon Snow’s friend.  There are characters living north of the Wall, and… Continue Reading...

The Cuban Revolution and Marxism

settled and Cuba emerged renewed, other countries began to act out as well. The era of military coups brought countries like Bolivia and Brazil (1964), Uruguay and Chile (1973) to the forefront of a tumultuous era full of change and instability. It was Castro’s decision to embrace Marxism and thus implement successful changes to his country that created the whirlwind that was Latin America in the 1960’s and 1970s. [3: Emir Sader, "Emir Sader: The Weakest Link? Neoliberalism in Latin America. New Left Review 52, July-August 2008," New Left Review 114, last modified July 2008, https://newleftreview.org/II/52/emir-sader-the-weakest-link-neoliberalism-in-latin-america.] Some of the… Continue Reading...

How a Personal Leadership Philosophy Works

A philosophy of leadership provides the set of guiding principles throughout the initial US Army military Training, establishing the framework and foundation from which I will develop a cohesive and strong leader identity. One of the main purposes of cultivating a leadership philosophy now is to determine the set of values from which I will not waver, even as circumstances and situations require flexibility in my responses and creative thinking in my decisions. Another purpose of developing a philosophy of leadership now is that it will allow me to empower others, inspiring them to also rise to every occasion… Continue Reading...

Autocratic Vs Democratic Leadership

of leadership is seen in very hierarchical settings, such as the military, where there is a clear chain of command: the leader at the top passes down the orders to those below, who pass them on out to their subordinates. There is no room for questioning the leader or for inserting one’s own will into the process: one gets orders, and one obeys them. As De Cremer (2006) points out, there is no room for latitude—one must stick to commands as they are. Autocratic leadership traits are most often associated with masculinity or with male-dominated organizations (Eagly & Johannesen-Schmidt,… Continue Reading...